Ian Langford DSC and Bars joined the Australian Army in 1992.
Ian has held many command and staff appointments in the Army and Special Forces throughout his career.
He has served in Australia's Joint Operations Command, Army Headquarters, Special Operations Headquarters, and Forces Command.
His operational service includes deployments to Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the South-West Pacific.
For his service, Ian has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSO) on 3 occasions.
Ian is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the School of Advanced Warfighting. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Management, a Master of Arts, a Master of Defence Studies, a Master of Strategic Studies and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Deakin University.