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Bob Breen

About The Author

Associate Professor Bob Breen OAM is Director, Defence Professional PhD Program, at Deakin University and a former Colonel in the Australian Army. His first publication in 1988 was First to Fight, a history of the first tour of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment group in Vietnam in 1965-66.  He served as Colonel (Operations Analysis) for Land Commander-Australia from 1992 until 2002, conducting first-hand research in Somalia in 1993 and in Rwanda 1994-95, the Middle East and Mozambique 1996, and then Bougainville and Timor Leste (then East Timor) periodically 1997-2002.  He has published several books drawing on this first-hand experience of Australian post-Cold War operations including a volume of Official History on Australian peace support operations in the Pacific Islands 1980-2006.  

Books by Bob Breen