Head Land Capability

Major General Simon Stuart, DSC, AM

Major General Simon Stuart, DSC, AM
Major General Simon Stuart, DSC, AM
Major General Simon Stuart

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).