Their Excellencies General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Linda Hurley

Our Co-Patrons

His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd) was sworn in as the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 July 2019. David Hurley joined the Australian Army in January 1972, graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In a long and distinguished 42-year military career, his service culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force.

Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career, in a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas. As joint Patrons of Soldier On, their Excellencies, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley take an active role by promoting the organisation, celebrating staff, supporters’ and volunteers’ achievements, attending events and hosting groups at Government House or Admiralty House.