COMMAND Bio of the Force Commander


MFO Force Commander

Major General Michael Garraway

Major General Garraway is a senior officer in the Australian Army. He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1993 and was commissioned into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. He has commanded the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2009–12), the Army Recruit Training Center (2016-18), and the 5th Brigade (2019–21) including command of the Brigade on a series of operations in support of natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. His final appointment in Australia was as Chief of Staff of the 2nd Division.





Some of the highlights of Major General Garraway’s career include being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) primarily for his service as Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment. In 2021, he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for outstanding achievement as a Brigade Commander on Operation Bushfire Assist and Operation COVID-19 Assist.

Major General Garraway is married and has two adult sons.