Robert Stanley (Dogs) KEARNEY OAM

KEARNEY, Robert Stanley

Service Number: 43268
Enlisted: 4 June 1963, Keswick Barracks, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia , 27 February 1946
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: St Lawrences School, Ovingham
Occupation: Labourer
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Vietnam War Service

4 Jun 1963: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 43268, Keswick Barracks, South Australia
22 Apr 1966: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), SN 43268, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
12 Feb 1971: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, SN 43268, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
4 Jun 1983: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), SN 43268

What a Leader

Dogs as his known to many a firefighter in the SA Country Fire Service, taught me frontline leadership. He did this in such a captive way that actually taught. We joked about his army days and talked about the way he lead crews. An amazing man full of knowledge.

Living Legend

Keeping this short and sweet about this living legend. Dogs is without a doubt the greatest man I have ever met in my life and I have rubbed shoulders with some fine men. What he has done for others has changed so many lives for the better and he doesn't expect a single thing in return for his efforts. If there were more people like Robert Stanley Kearney then this world would be a much better place. Thank you dogs for everything you have done and for everything you do. Forever grateful.


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 Regular Army

1st Recruit Training Battalion, Kapooka

Infantry Centre, Ingleburn

E Company 1 RAR (Pentropic)

Airborne Platoon 1st and 5th Battalion RAR  

5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 1966-1967 (9 Platoon C Company then Reconnaissance Platoon) - Vietnam 

Airborne Platoon, RAR 

Jungle Training Centre, Canungra 

2 Commando Company 

3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment 1971 (7 Platoon C Company)- Vietnam

Jungle Training Centre, Canungra

1st Recruit Traing Battalion, Kapooka

2 Commando Company 

4th Training Group

Officer Cadet School Portsea

Discharge 4 June 1983

 Army Reserve  

Officer Cadet Training Unit 4th Training Group

Adelaide University Regiment

49th Battalion Royal Queensland Regiment  - Ready Reserve

10/27th Battalion Royal South Australian Regiment

9th Brigade HQ