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Australia has a long association with the MFO and is one of the original troop-contributing nations.  

Australia's initial contribution, from March 1982 to April 1986, was to the Force's Rotary Wing Aviation Unit, a combined Australian/New Zealand Air Force helicopter squadron.  In January 1993, Australia renewed its commitment to the MFO, with an Army contingent of twenty-six personnel.

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Australian Contingent (AUSCON) personnel are mostly based at South Camp.  The Contingent currently consists of 27 personnel ranging in rank from Corporal (E5) to Lieutenant Colonel (O5).  AUSCON members fill a variety of key appointments within almost every branch of the Force Headquarters. Personnel are posted unaccompanied to the Sinai for a six-month tour.  The only exception to this is the Contingent Commander and the Logistic Plans Major (2IC) who rotate every twelve months.  The Contingent consists of personnel from all three services -- Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Two Australian Army Officers have commanded the Force:  Major General David B. Ferguson, from 21 April 1994 to 10 April 1997, and Major General Simon Stuart, from 1 March 2017 to 1 December 2019.

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