General Francis George (Frank) Hassett, AC, KBE, CB, DSO

Date of birth  1918-04-11  Marrickville, NSW. 
Other  1935-03  Entered the Royal Military College. 
Date promoted  1938  Promoted to under officer, the senior cadet in a company, which is the equivalent to a company sergeant major. 
Other  1938  Posted to the Darwin Mobile Force and given command of a rifle platoon. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1940-03-01  Enlisted in the 2nd AIF. 
Date of honour or award  1941-07-08  Mention in Despatches. 
Date promoted  1942  Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, the youngest in the Australian Army. 
Date of honour or award  1945-07-19  Officer of the Order of the British Empire. 
Date of honour or award  1947-03-06  Mention in Despatches. 
Other  1948 - 1951  Appointed General Staff Officer Grade 1 to the 2nd Division. 
Other  1951-03  Took command of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. 
Other  1951-06  Took command of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, in Korea. 
Other  1951-10-05 - 1951-10-08  The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Hassett, fought the battle of Maryang San. 
Date of honour or award  1952-02-01  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. 
Other  1960 - 1963  Commanded the 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Group in Malaya. 
Date of honour or award  1966-01-01  Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 
Other  1968  Became General Officer in command of Australia's Northern Command. 
Date of honour or award  1970-06-13  Companion of the Order of the Bath. 
Other  1971  Promoted to Vice Chief of the General Staff. 
Other  1973  Chief of the General Staff. 
Other  1975-11-24 - 1976-02-08  Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee. 
Other  1976-02-09 - 1977-04-20  Chief of the Defence Force Staff. 
Date of honour or award  1976-06-09  Companion of the Order of Australia. 
Date of honour or award  1976-06-12  Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 
Other  1977-04-20  Retired due to ill health.