Wed, 19 Apr|
Club Luncheon: Celebrating 30-Year Members
The Naval, Military and Air Force Club’s annual 30-year luncheon celebrates our members who have dedicated 30-years or more of loyalty to their Club.
Time & Location
19 Apr 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
About the event
The Naval, Military and Air Force Club’s annual 30-year luncheon celebrates our members who have dedicated 30-years or more of loyalty to their Club. The guest speaker at this lunch will be LTCOL Levon Lambert, the Commanding Officer of 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. LTCOL Lambert will speak on the subject of ‘The Modern Army in South Australia’. All members are welcome to attend and celebrate this milestone with fellow comrades over a two-course lunch with Club beverages. Partners and guests are also welcome.
GUEST SPEAKER: LIEUTENANT COLONEL LEVON ‘VON’ LAMBERT
Lieutenant Colonel Lambert graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2004 and entered the Royal Australian Infantry Corps in 2005 after graduating from the Royal Military College – Duntroon. He has eight years of regimental and command experience in 7 RAR as a platoon commander, company commander, adjutant, and operations officer. Post-United States Marine Corps (USMC) Staff College, his service includes positions as a strategic planner in Army headquarters and operational planner for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).
Lieutenant Colonel Lambert has deployed five times to the Middle East Region – inclusive of four tours in force elements from 7 RAR and as a planner in a US corps headquarters. Initially serving in Afghanistan as a platoon commander in Bravo Company in 2006-07 and again as a platoon commander Alpha Company in Iraq in 2008; he later returned to Afghanistan as adjutant of the 7 RAR Task Group in 2012-13. In 2016, he deployed again to Iraq as the operations officer
for Task Group Taji and in 2020-21 as Plans Chief in CJTF-OIR.
As an instructor, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert had two postings as a Captain which shape his approach to training – an Observer-Trainer at the Combat Training Centre and the Mechanised Officer Instructor at the School of Armour. Both experiences reinforced the importance of investing in Army’s people to foster combined arms proficiency and the fundamentals behind difficult, realistic, and safe field and live-fire training.
Attending USMC Command & Staff College in 2017-18, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert completed a Master of Military Studies; he was awarded Distinguished
Graduate status and the Hammett Prize. His published thesis examined case studies on armies transitioning from armoured personnel carriers to infantry fighting vehicles with resultant effects on force structures and training. The following year, he completed a Master of Operational Studies at the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW) and was awarded the Krulak Prize. He is currently a PhD candidate at UNSW.
Lieutenant Colonel Lambert is married to Katherine, a serving Air Force officer. He has two children, Matilda (10), and Georgette (5); he enjoys spending time with his family and watching Rugby Union. He has completed the USMC Marathon in Washington DC.
Dress: Jacket and Tie
Price: $53.00 (Price includes a light 2 course meal and drink on arrival)
RSVP: By 5PM, Friday 14 April 2023
CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge of the ticket price