Dr William Westerman OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN OPERATIONS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND EAST TIMOR

Dr William Westerman completed his PhD at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales (Canberra), researching Australian infantry battalion commanders in the First World War. He has published a number of books, book chapters and scholarly articles on aspects of the First World War, including Soldiers and Gentlemen: Australian Battalion Commanders in the Great War 1914-1918 and The Battle of Broodseinde Ridge 1917. He has worked at Monash University, Melbourne, and as an ANU Teaching Fellow at the Australian Command and Staff College. Before being appointed as a co-author of the second East Timor volume, he worked as a researcher for the volume on Australian Operations in Afghanistan 2010-2014.