Following the official release of the Air Force Strategy 2017-2027 at the 2017 Australian International Air Show, all interested Defence Force personnel are invited to attend a special briefing on the Strategy by the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC.
The Strategy comes at an important time for Air Force: a time of large-scale force renewal, strategic complexity and uncertainty. The Strategy comprises five strategic change 'vectors' for Air Force, which will guide Air Force’s transformation to a fifth-generation Air Force and position it for continuing success in providing Government with potent air power options.
Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC
Air Marshal Leo Davies joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a cadet Navigator in 1979 and graduated to fly P-3B and P-3C Orion aircraft with Number 11 Squadron at Edinburgh in South Australia. In 1987 Air Marshal Davies completed pilot training and after completing F-111 conversion course was posted in 1988 to Number 1 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley.
Air Marshal Davies has undertaken a range of flying appointments including a posting the United States on exchange and command of No 1 Squadron and Officer Commanding No 82 Wing for which he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC).
Air Marshal Davies worked as Director Combat Capability within Air Force Headquarters. He was deployed to the Middle East to work within the Combined Air Operations Centre. In 2008 he was the Director General Capability Planning within Air Force Headquarters followed by a posting to Washington as the Air Attaché where he was awarded the United States Legion of Merit – Officer for his work. Air Marshal Davies returned from Washington in January 2012 to commence his appointment as Deputy Chief of Air Force. Air Marshal Davies was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2014 for distinguished service to the Australian Defence Force in senior command and staff appointments.
He was promoted to Air Marshal and appointed to Chief of Air Force on 4 July 2015.
The briefing will commence promptly at 1030 hours