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Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch  Australian Army
Name  Ron Grey
Rank  Major General
Years of service  1949–1983

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Battles/wars  Korean War Malayan Emergency Vietnam War
Awards  Officer of the Order of Australia Distinguished Service Order Mentioned in Despatches Cross of Gallantry (Vietnam)
Other work  Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (1983–88)
Commands held  7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Battles and wars  Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Vietnam War

Major General Ronald Alwyn Grey, (born 2 July 1930) is a retired senior Australian Army officer and former Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (1983–88).


Military career

Grey served in the Australian Army from 1950 to 1983, attaining the rank of major general in 1978. During his career he served in Borneo, Korea, and Vietnam.


Grey was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished conduct in the Borneo Territories during the period 24 December 1965 to 23 June 1966.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1971 for his role as the Commanding Officer of 7 Royal Australian Regiment in Vietnam, and was also awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

He served as Chief of Operations – Army, and as General Officer Commanding Field Force Command in the early 1980s. For his service in these positions, Grey was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Commissioner, Australian Federal Police

Grey was the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police from 1983 to 1988.

Later work

"In 1988 he was commissioned to undertake a comprehensive review of the rescue services in New South Wales. The recommendations of the study were implemented by the N.S.W. Government in 1989."


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