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Biographical entry Hammer, Julie Margaret (1955 - )

Born
17 February 1955
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

Julie Hammer joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1977, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Sydney. She was originally an education officer but transferred to the Engineer Branch in 1981. Hammer was the first woman to command an operational unit in the RAAF, the Electronic Warfare Squadron.

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Events

1977
Career position - Joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Education Officer
1977
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics completed at the University of Sydney
1977 - 1979
Career position - Education Officer in the engineer cadet squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Frognall, Melbourne
1979 - 1981
Career position - Instructor at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) School of Radio in Laverton, Melbourne
1981
Career position - Transferred to the Electronics Category of the Engineer Branch
1982 - 1983
Career position - Officer-in-charge of Avionics for the Aircraft Maintenance Flight at the No 3 Aircraft Depot of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Amberley
1983
Career position - Quality Project Officer at the No 3 Aircraft Depot of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Amberley
1983 - 1985
Career position - Sub-Section Head in the Aircraft Equipment Engineering Division (AEENG3) in Head Quarters Support Command at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne
1986
Career position - No 5 Advances Systems Engineering Course at the Royal Air Force (RAF) College in Cranwell, UK
1987
Career position - Liaison in the Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence at the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, London
1987
Education - Completed a Masters thesis in control engineering
1987 - 1989
Career position - Technical Intelligence Analyst at the Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence of the Joint Intelligence Organisation in Canberra
1989 - 1991
Career position - Systems Engineer in the Maritime Systems Section (SYSENGA3) in the Materiel Branch of the Air Force Office in Canberra
1991 - 1992
Career position - Project Manageer of project Air 5140 at the Project Management and Acquisition Division of the Materiel Branch of the Air Force Office in Canberra
1992 - 1995
Career position - Commanding Officer of the Electronic Warfare Squadron of the Aircraft Research and Development Unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Edinburgh
1996 - 1997
Career position - Seconded to the Defence Efficiency Review and appointed Co-Chairman of the Science and Technology Sub-Review Team
1996 - 1998
Career position - Project Director of Joint Project 2030 Australian Defence Force Joint Command Support Environment of the Command and Support Systems Branch in the Defence Acquisition Organisation, Canberra
1997
Award - Conspicuous Service Cross
1998
Career position - Acting Director General of the Command and Support Systems Branch of the Defence Acquisition Organisation in Canberra
1998
Career position - Director of Command and Intelligence Support Systems at the Command and Support Systems Branch of the Defence Acquisition Organisation, Canberra
1999 -
Career position - Director General of Infrastructure Services at Defence Information Systems Group

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Julie Hammer, airforce officer, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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