Major General Tony Rawlins, DSC, AM, Director

Major General Rawlins joined the Mates4Mates Board in 2017, to further broaden the representation on the Board.

Major General Rawlins was appointed Deputy Chief of Army on the 10th December 2018. In April 2016, Major General Rawlins was appointed to the position as the Commander of 7th Combat Brigade, a combined arms multi-role manoeuvre brigade based at Enoggera in Brisbane. Major General Rawlins has completed operational service deployments with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation in Israel and Lebanon and with the Headquarters International Security Assistance Force. Additionally, as the Commanding Officer of 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Southern Iraq, he commanded Overwatch Battle Group West -Two. For this service, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross in 2008.

Major General Rawlins has studied extensively, including a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Master of Management (Defence Studies), Master of Defence Studies and Master of Arts degrees. He was admitted as a Barrister/Solicitor in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 2011.

Major General Tony Rawlins, DSC, AM, Mates4Mates Director