Portrait

Biography

Kim Gilfillan

Colonel Kim Gilfillan, as Commander Landing Force, is a joint commander of Australia’s Amphibious Task Group. He was commissioned into the Australian Army Aviation Corps in 1996. In addition to a wide range of staff and training appointments, as an exchange officer he commanded the British Army Lynx Detachment on operations in Iraq in 2006, and later commanded 161 Reconnaissance Squadron (which flew the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter). Prior to assuming his current appointment in January 2019, he commanded the 5th Aviation Regiment for which service he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross.

 

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.


War Room

Force from the Sea: Australia’s amphibious capability – an update

Colonel Kim Gilfillan, the Commander Landing Force, of Australia’s Amphibious Task Group, give us an update on the current amphibious situation.

By Kim Gilfillan

War Room

Reflections on Command

Tthe Commanding Officer of the 5th Aviation Regiment outlines what worked effectively to set the conditions for success

By Kim Gilfillan