1st Division

Major General Scott Winter, AM

Major General Scott Winter assumed command of the 1st Division/Deployable Joint Force Headquarters on 30 November 2021.

MAJGEN Winter’s regimental service was with the 1st Armoured Regiment, where he commanded at all levels. He commanded Army’s 3rd Brigade 2018-19, including Joint Task Force command during the North Queensland Floods 2019.

Operational experience has included East Timor (J3 Watchkeeper1999-2000), Iraq (CJ35 Planner HQ US V Corps 2003-04) and Afghanistan (CJ5 Chief Future Operations HQ Resolute Support 2016). MAJGEN Winter also served as the Chief of Defence Force Liaison Officer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon (2020-21) and as the HQJOC J5 Liaison Officer to the Netherlands Department of Defence (2006-07).

He is a Graduate of the US Army CJFLCC Course and the US DoD Pinnacle Course. MAJGEN Winter is a Fellow of the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies where he was awarded the Blamey Award for Strategy and Operations and a graduate of the United Kingdom Advanced Command and Staff Course where he was awarded the Thales Prize for the top international student.

MAJGEN Winter holds a BA (Hons) from UNSW, a MA in International Relations from Deakin University and a MA in Defence and Strategic Studies from Kings College London.

In the 2015 Australia Day Honours MAJGEN Winter was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for service to Army modernisation and career management. He has been awarded the United States Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal and Meritorious Service Medal.

Scott is married to Mireille, a solar farm engineer. They have two great kids, Connor and Leia, both currently studying at university.