Lieutenant General John Murray Sanderson, AC

Date of birth  1940-11-04  Geraldton, WA. 
Other  1961  Graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon. 
Date commissioned  1961-12  Commisioned in the Royal Australian Engineers. 
Date promoted  1965  Promoted to captain. 
Other  1967 - 1969  Posted as the Exchange Instructor at the Royal School of Military Engineering in England. 
Other units  1970  Appointed in command of the 17th Construction Squadron. 
Other  1971  Appointed Senior Instructor at the School of Military Engineering. 
Other  1973  Attended the Australian Staff College. 
Date promoted  1975  Promoted to lieutenant colonel. 
Other  1976  Returned to England as the Exchange Instructor at the British Army Staff College. 
Date returned to Australia  1978   
Other units  1979 - 1980  Took command of the 1st Field Engineer Regiment. 
Other  1981  Attended the Joint Services Staff College. Later that year he was appointed as the Military Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff. 
Date promoted  1983  Promoted to Colonel and appointed as Director of Army Plans. 
Date of honour or award  1985-01-26  Member of the Order of Australia (AM). 
Other  1985-06  Started long attendence at the United States Army War College. 
Other  1989  Served as Chief of Staff Land Command before being promoted to major general and appointed as Assistant Chief of Defence Policy. Later that year he was appointed Assistant Chief of Defence Force Development. 
Date of honour or award  1991-01-26  Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). 
Other  1991-10  Appointed advisor to the Secretary General in the planning for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) and later appointed the Authority's commander with the rank of lieutenant general. 
Other  1993-10  Finished appointment as the commander of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia and returned to Australia to become the first Commander Joint Forces Australia. 
Date of honour or award  1994-01-26  Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). 
Other  1995-06  Became Chief of the General Staff. 
Other  1997-06  His title was changed to Chief of Army. 
Other  2000  Appointed Governor of Western Australia.