Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths is an Air Defence Artillery Officer and the Battery Commander of 111 Air Defence Battery at 16 Regiment, RAA. Since commissioning, he has completed a range of Regimental appointments within 16 Regiment, as well as instructing at the School of Artillery and ADFA. He was privileged with leading an Emergency Support Team, attached to 1 Armoured Regiment on Kangaroo Island, and subsequently leading a team in the Lobethal Recovery Centre in the Adelaide Hills, working closely with members of Disaster Relief Australia to maximise the utility of both organisations during Operation Bushfire Assist. He is currently supporting Operation COVID-19 Assist.


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

A force for good: A discussion of the Army’s future role in disaster relief and recovery operations

'This article aims to promote discussion among military professionals about how best the Army might posture itself to flexibly respond to disasters, while concurrently managing the need to train and enhance its capabilities in preparation for war.'

By Owain Griffiths