Kim Gilfillan is currently serving as Commanding Officer of the 5th Aviation Regiment. He has commanded at Troop, Squadron and Regimental levels. He has completed four operational tours in East Timor as a Kiowa Pilot and Troop Commander. In 2006 he served on exchange with the British Army in Germany and commanded the British Army Lynx Detachment on Operation TELIC in Iraq.
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