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CANTWELL, John

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Born: Ipswich, Queensland, 9 October 1956
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Schooling: Downlands College, St Mary's College
Occupation: Retired Army Officer, Author. Consultant, Advocate
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Biography

John Cantwell joined the regular army in 1974 as a Private and over a period of nearly 40 years rose to the rank Major General holding the post of Deputy Chief of Army between 2007-2008. In 2010 he served a twelve-month tour as Commander of Australian Forces in the Middle East Area of Operations (Joint Task Force 633). He retired from the Australian Army on 7 February 2012 after 38 years of service. His retirement so far has been extraordinarily busy. He is a published author, a much sought after speaker and advisor on a range of issues and is a tireless advocate for mental health care for Australian veterans.

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