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Australia Defence College


Australian Defence College (ADC) was established to meet the strategic needs of the Australian Defence Force for joint professional military education and individual joint warfare training. This is achieved through delivery of courses, exercises and programs of study at the Australian Defence College and the Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre.

Each centre has a different role in preparing Australian Defence Force personnel, Australian Public Servants and members of Defence industry for senior roles within a joint operating environment.

ADC Strategic Plan

The Australian Defence College Strategy 2015-19 outlines the future directions for education and training in Defence.

About Commander ADC

Major General Simone Wilkie was commissioned into the Royal Australian Corps of Signals in 1983 and served as a Lieutenant and Captain in a range of regimental and instructional appointments in Land and Training Commands. Key appointments include troop/platoon commands with 6th and 2nd Signals Regiments and the 1st Recruit Training Battalion; instructor at the Royal Military College - Duntroon; and Adjutant, 1st Signal Regiment.