Head Land Capability
Major General Simon Stuart, AO, DSC
Major General Simon Stuart is an Australian Army officer with over thirty years’ experience across a range of leadership, operations, training and program management appointments in Australia and overseas.
He commenced his current role as Head Land Capability in Army Headquarters in January of 2020 after a three year deployment in command of the Multinational Force & Observers from 2017 to 2019.
Major General Stuart’s regimental experience was in the 2nd/4th and 2nd Battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment, culminating in command of the 8th/9th Battalion from 2008-2010. He has commanded on operations on five occasions at the company, Joint Task Force, brigade and force levels in East Timor, Afghanistan and Egypt/Israel respectively. His early career included significant training experience, while his staff appointments have largely been in capability development. He has worked in joint, whole of government, international and multi-national environments for most of the past 20 years.
Major General Stuart is the patron for the Army Drone Racing Team.
Major General Stuart is a graduate of the Royal Military College – Duntroon (1990), the United Kingdom’s Joint Services Command and Staff College (2003) and the United States Army War College (2015). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New England and Masters’ degrees in Project Management (UNSW), Arts - Defence Studies (Kings College, London) and Strategy (US Army War College).