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Commander Forces Command (Australia)
Incumbent Michael Slater

Commander Forces Command (CFC) is a senior Australian Defence Force position created in July 2009 and held by an Australian Army officer. The incumbent holds the rank of Major General (Australia) (two-star rank).

The position was created by the merging of the previous Land Commander Australia (LCAUST) and Commander Training Command - Army (CTC-A) positions.


The following list chronologically records those who have held the post of Commander Forces Command or its preceding positions. Rank and honours are as at the completion of the individual's tour(s).

Rank Name Post-
Term began Term ended
Land Commander Australia
Major General Arnison, PeterPeter Arnison AO Error in Template:Dts: months must be an integer between 1 and 12 Error in Template:Dts: months must be an integer between 1 and 12
Major General Hurley, DavidDavid Hurley AODSC December 2002 December 2003
Major General Gillespie, KenKen Gillespie AODSCCSM January 2004 July 2005
Major General Kelly, MarkMark Kelly AO July 2005 December 2008
Major General Morrison, DavidDavid Morrison AM December 2008 July 2009
Commander Forces Command
Major General Morrison, DavidDavid Morrison AO July 2009 June 2011
Major General Sengelman, JeffreyJeffrey Sengelman DSCAMCSC June 2011 November 2011
Major General Slater, MichaelMichael Slater AODSCCSC November 2011 Present

Forces Command

Forces Command is the primary command for the land forces of the Australian Army.[1] Formations

2 Division

1 Brigade

3 Brigade

6 Brigade

7 Brigade

16 Aviation Brigade

17 Combat Service Support Brigade


  1. Adaptive Army - Adaptive Army Public Paper

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