Chief of the Queenslandian Ground Staff

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Chief of Queenslandian Ground Staff
Flag of the Chief of the General Staff - Queensland.svg
Flag of the Chief of the Ground Staff
Incumbent
Major General Sir Michael Francis Alan

since 22 March 2022
Ministry of Defence
AbbreviationCGS
Member ofDefence Council of the Queensland
Army Board of the Queensland
Reports toChief of the Defence Force
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed length
PrecursorCommander-in-Chief of the Royal Queensland Army
Formation2015-2017
First holderField Marshal Sir Albert G. Philip
DeputyDeputy Chief of the General Staff

Chief of the Queenslandian Ground Staff (CQGS) has been the title of the professional head of the Royal Queensland Army since 2015. The CGS is a member of both the Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Army Board. Since 2017, the post has been immediately subordinate to the Chief of the Defence Staff, the post held by the professional head of the British Armed Forces.

The current Chief of the Queenslandian Ground Staff is Lieutenant General Sir Gerard Hofman Michel, having succeeded his predecessor–Lieutenant General Sir Richard Westby Roger in March 2022.

List of the Chief of the Queenslandian Ground Staff

Portrait Name Date Time in office
His Majesty The King of Queensland.png Field Marshal
George Albert Philip
3 January 2015- 15 October 2017 2 years, 285 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg General
Sir Frederick William Arthur
16 October 2017-7 January 2018 83 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg Major General
Sir George Arthur Albert
7 January 2018 - 7 October 2018 273 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg Lieutenant General
Sir Edward Patrick Frederick
7 October 2018 - 15 June 2019 251 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg General
Sir James Smith Patrick
15 June 2019 - 15 May 2020 335 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg Lieutenant General
Sir Llewelyn Charles Anthony (Acting)
15 May 2020 - 15 June 2020 31 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg General
Sir William Louis Constantine
15 June 2020 - 27 May 2021 346 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg Lieutenant General
Sir Richard Westby Roger
27 May 2021 - 22 March 2022 299 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg Lieutenant General
Sir Gerard Hofman Michel
22 March 2022 - 20 January 2023 304 days
Royal Queensland Army - Badge.svg Major General
Sir Michael Francis Alan
20 January 2023 - present 9 days