Robert John (Bob ) O'NEILL AO, MID

O'NEILL, Robert John

Service Number: 335113
Enlisted: 1 January 1955
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 November 1936
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Army Officer, Professor, Historian , Author
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Non Warlike Service

1 Jan 1955: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2)

Vietnam War Service

12 May 1966: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Captain, SN 335113, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)

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Joined the Australian Army in January 1955, graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1958,[1] and from 1958 to 1969, served as an officer in the Regular Australian Army, during which time as an infantry captain he was Mentioned in Despatches during the Vietnam War.[2]

1 From the Branches, Duntroon Society Newsletter, April 2010.
2 Vietnam War Nominal Roll

Robert John O'Neill AO, FASSA

Former Chair of the International Academic Advisory Committee at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney,

Was Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in London, 1982–1987

Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford from 1987 to 2001

Since 2008 has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Blackheath History Forum

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