Former Defence Force chief General Peter Cosgrove has been appointed as the new chancellor of Australian Catholic University. He will be the third chancellor in the university’s history, succeeding Brother Julian McDonald, who has retired after 10 years. Cosgrove served in the Australian Army from 1965 and was chief of the Australian Defence Force from July 2002 until his retirement in July 2005. He was awarded the Military Cross for his service in Vietnam and in 2001 was named Australian of the Year.
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