Peter Cosgrove

Australian general; 26th Governor-General of Australia

General (Australia) Sir Peter John Cosgrove, AK, MC (born 28 July 1947) is a retired senior Australian Army officer. He was the 26th Governor-General of Australia from 2014 to 2019.[1]

Sir Peter Cosgrove

26th Governor-General of Australia
In office
28 March 2014 – 1 July 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded byDame Quentin Bryce
Succeeded byDavid Hurley
Personal details
Peter John Cosgrove

(1947-07-28) 28 July 1947 (age 76)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse(s)Lynne, Lady Cosgrove
ResidenceGovernment House, Canberra
Alma materRoyal Military College, Duntroon
Military service
Branch/serviceAustralian Army
Years of service1965–2005
CommandsChief of the Defence Force (2002–05)
Chief of Army (2000–02)
International Force for East Timor (1999–00)
1st Division (1998–99)
6th Brigade (1992–93)
1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1983–84)
Battles/warsVietnam War
International Force for East Timor
AwardsKnight of the Order of Australia
Military Cross
Complete list


  1. Governor-General-designate to be sworn in Archived 2014-02-27 at the Wayback Machine – Office of the Prime Minister of Australia, 24 February 2014.

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