2021 Address Programme


As the COVID-19 restrictions continue to fluctuate, we are running into difficulty programming our Monthly series of addresses. Due to the possibility of presenters being caught out by border closures, we have been restricted somewhat in inviting presenters.

At present, we have no speakers scheduled for July or August.  We hope to advise of an interesting list once COVID restrictions are lifted.


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The RUSIV Ethics Essay for 2021 was due to be launched publicly on 17th June. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions it has now been postponed to Thursday 8th July 2021 at ANZAC House, 4 Collins St, Melbourne at 1100hrs

However, MGEN Retd Greg Garde has recorded his address and it can be reached via the button below.

APRIL 2021 Speaker.

Major General Andrew Bottrell CSC* DCM

TOPIC Land Domain Projects and how they are shaped by the 2020 Force Structure Plan


Andrew Bottrell graduated from the Royal Military College in 1987 to the Royal Australian Corps of Transport. He has held numerous appointments in Land/Forces Command, Training Command, and Joint Logistics Command, as well as senior staff appointments in both Strategic Operations Division and Army Headquarters.

He also served on exchange at the US Army Training and Doctrine Command in 2003-04, and most recently completed an industry secondment to several multinational corporations in the UK and US throughout 2017-18. Major General Bottrell’s operational service includes tours to the Antarctic (1989/90 & 1990/91), East Timor (1999 and 2006), Iraq (2007) and Afghanistan (2013). Major General Bottrell holds graduate and post graduate qualifications from RMIT, Deakin University, Canberra University, and most recently was a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.


He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 2003 for his work at Strategic Operations Division and a Bar to the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2007 for his role as the Logistics Component Commander on Operation ASTUTE. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his role in coordinating the redeployment of Australian forces from Afghanistan in 2013.

In December 2018, Major General  Bottrell assumed the role of Head Land Systems Division, within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.



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