Chief of the Queensland Air Staff

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Chief of the Queensland Air Staff
Royal Queenslandian Air Force - Flag.svg
Ensign of the Royal Queensland Air Force
(CAS Command Flag)
Incumbent
Air Chief Marshal Sir Alexander Robert Patrick

since 5 April 2021
Ministry of Defence
AbbreviationCQAS
Member ofDefence Council of Queensland
Reports toChief of the Defense Forces
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed length
Formation3 January 2015
First holderAir marshal Sir Thomas Hugh
DeputyAssistant Chief of the Queensland Air Staff

The Chief of the Queensland Air Staff (CQAS) is the professional head of the Royal Queensland Air Force and a member of both the Chiefs of Staff Committee. The post was created in 2015 with Air marshal Sir Thomas Hugh as the first incumbent. The current and 5th Chief of the Air Staff is Air Chief Marshal Sir Alexander Robert Patrick, who succeeded Sir James Edward in April 2021.