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Department of the Chief of the General Staff, Australian Military Forces, Peacetime Organization
(Australian Section, Imperial General Staff)
3 September 1939
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF
Chief of the General Staff MG  J.D. Lavarack Staff Corps [1]
Director of Military Operations and Intelligence COL   J. Northcott Staff Corps
General Staff Officer, 1st grade,
(Military Liasion Officer, High Commissioner's Office, London)
COL   E.K. Smart Staff Corps
Asst. Military Liasion Officer MAJ  J.K. Coffey Staff Corps
General Staff Officers, 1st grade LTC  B. Combes Staff Corps
LTC  W.J.M. Locke Staff Corps
Director of Staff Duties COL   V.A.H. Sturdee Staff Corps
General Staff Officers, 1st grade LTC  Beavis Staff Corps
MAJ  H.F.H. Durant Staff Corps
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade MAJ  A.G. Wilson Staff Corps
Director of Military Training COL   E.C.P. Plant Staff Corps
General Staff Officer, 1st grade LTC  G.A. Vasey Staff Corps
General Staff Officers, 2nd grade MAJ  R.B. Sutherland Staff Corps
LTC  J.S. Whitelaw Staff Corps
MAJ  R. Kendall Staff Corps
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade MAJ  R. King Staff Corps
Dircetor of Physical Training and Cadet Services COL   F.J. Alderson  
NOTES:
The details in this list based on information (corrected generally to 30.06.1939) supplied by the Goverment of the Commonwealth of Australia.
[1] Lavarack had departed in May 1939 for a tour of Britain. He returned in September, after hostilities had begun.
LTG E.K. Squires (the Inspector General of the Australian Military Forces) had been acting CGS since May 1939.
 
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