UNSW Canberra alumni recognised in 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours

| 16 Jun 2022

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More than 40 UNSW Canberra alumni have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.  

Two graduates were appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) – Major General David Peter Coghlan and Lieutenant General Gavin John Reynolds. The award recognises distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large. 

MAJGEN Coghlan, who has previously been named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), was recognised for distinguished service in the field of Defence capability acquisition and sustainment as Head of Land Systems Division and Head Armoured Vehicle Division. 

LTGEN Reynolds, who has also previously been named as a Member of the Order of Australia, was recognised for distinguished service as the Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and European Union, Head Military Strategic Planning and Chief of Defence Intelligence. 

Eight UNSW Canberra graduates were named a Member of the Order of Australia, including Rear Admiral Wendy Anne Malcolm

RADM Malcolm, who has previously been awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM), was recognised for exceptional service in surface ship sustainment for the Australian Defence Force. 

UNSW Canberra Dean and Rector Professor Emma Sparks congratulated all recipients of a Queen’s Birthday Honour.  

“We are proud to see so many members of the UNSW Canberra community acknowledged in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours, and we thank them for their contributions to Australia,” Professor Sparks said.   

The UNSW Canberra recipients were among 70 alumni from across UNSW to receive a Queen’s Birthday Honour

All UNSW Canberra honourees are currently serving, or have served, in the Australian Defence Force. The University also congratulates Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force and UNSW Science alumnus, Vice Admiral David Lance Johnston, who was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia. 

Governor-General David Hurley congratulated all Australians recognised on the Honours list.  

“Recipients share some common traits – including selflessness, excellence and a commitment to service,” General Hurley said.   

“They’re from different backgrounds, their stories are each unique, and each has served in different ways. This diversity is a strength and each has impacted their community and made it better.” 

2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours - UNSW Canberra alumni 

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 

  • Lieutenant General Gavan John Reynolds AM 

  • Major General David Peter Coghlan AM 

Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 

  • Air Commodore Kirrily Ann Dearing 

  • Brigadier Malcolm Dalziel Wells DSC 

  • Colonel Andrew Paul Moss CSM 

  • Group Captain Lindley James Ghee OAM 

  • Major General Christopher Robert Smith DSC CSC 

  • Mr Michael John Ward CSC 

  • Rear Admiral Ian Gordon Murray RAN 

  • Rear Admiral Wendy Anne Malcolm CSM RAN 

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) 

  • Wing Commander Colin Bruce WALKER 

Commendation for Distinguished Service (CDS) 

  • Brigadier Simeon Luke Ward CSC 

  • Major Matthew David Hamill 

Bar to the Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM1) 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Paul John Bellas CSM 

Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) 

  • Captain Adrian Jude Capner RAN 

  • Captain David Jason Tietzel CSM RAN 

  • Colonel Stuart Nolan Cree 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Fabian Ronald Harrison DSM 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Ryan Kearns 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Helen Elizabeth Mammino 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Karl John Reynolds 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Kelly Anne Dunne 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Mathew Phillip Brooks 

  • Squadron Leader Justin Wayne Hill 

  • Squadron Leader Lauren Guest 

  • Squadron Leader Neale Douglas Thompson 

  • Squadron Leader Robert Peter Mcmullan 

  • Squadron Leader Simon William Chittleborough 

  • Wing Commander Dougal James Dow 

Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Michael Markham 

  • Lieutenant Commander Raymond Francis Mcerlean RAN 

  • Major Andrew Michael Boyd 

  • Major Ben Graham Caligari 

  • Major Benjamin William Angus 

  • Major Larissa Maree Cody 

  • Wing Commander Todd Kenneth Yurkowski 

  • Lieutenant David James Edgell RAN 

  • Major Charmian Lynette Mckean 

  • Squadron Leader Emily Grace Carrie 

Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Scott William Holmes 

  • Wing Commander Steven Graham Duffy 

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