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Chris Barrie


Professor Admiral Chris Barrie is Honorary Professor at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He retired in 2002 after 42 years in the Royal Australian Navy, ending in four years of service as the Chief of the Defence Force(CDF). Since then he has worked on strategic leadership issues as consultant, teacher and mentor at Oxford University, the National Defense University in Washington DC, and at Australian National University. 

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