Major General Gilmore entered the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1979. He graduated into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps in 1983 and served initially in the 8th/9th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment.
Major General Gilmore served in the Special Air Service Regiment as a Troop and Squadron Commander, before commanding the SAS Regiment in 2001 and 2002. During this time, Major General Gilmore led the first Australian Special Forces Task Group into Afghanistan.
On promotion to Brigadier in 2005, he commanded the coalition Advisory Support Team to the Iraqi Joint Headquarters in Baghdad. In 2010 he deployed for twelve months commanding all NATO and other Special Forces assigned to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. He was appointed Special Operations Commander Australia from January 2011 until September 2013.
Major General Gilmore has served in a variety of senior staff appointments, including the Director General Future Land Warfare and the Director General of Defence Public Affairs. In 2003, he was seconded for 18 months to the National Security Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He was appointed to his current role as Deputy Chief of Army on 20 September 2013.
Major General Gilmore is a graduate of the British Royal Military College of Science, the Australian Army Command and Staff College, and the Australian Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Arts (International Relations) from Deakin University.
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