Desmond Woods has served for more than 45 years in the RNZN, the RN the British Army and the RAN as an education officer teaching naval and military history to junior officers. From 2003 – 2010 he was the Course Officer for the Strategic Studies Course at the RANC. While on the staff of the Australian Command and Staff College he ran the CDF’s 2010 International Counterinsurgency conference. He was the Military Support Officer to the Defence Community Organization in Canberra for two years before joining the staff of the RAN’s International Fleet Review in 2013. This was followed by a year as Staff officer Centenary of Anzac (Navy) before joining CN’s personal staff as his Research Officer. After time as a Heritage Research Officer at the RAN’s Seapower Centre in Canberra he became the Navy’s Bereavement Liaison Office in which role he is still serving. He is a councilor of the Australian Naval Institute and the Australian Institute for International Affairs (ACT) a member of the USI (ACT) and is a regular contributor of naval articles and book reviews to Australian and international naval historical journals.
Date and Time:1100, Wednesday 18th. September 2024 (Sydney time)