Lieutenant General David Morrison joined the Army in 1979, after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University. He was appointed Chief of Army on 3 July 2011.
His work in his current role has encapsulated the winding down of Australian operations in Afghanistan and Timor Leste and a significant review of the Australian Defence Force’s culture and values.
Morrison holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List of 2010.
His hobbies include remembering when he used to play golf, staying fit, cooking and reading. He is married to Gayle and has three adult sons from a previous marriage.