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Paul David McLachlan
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1982 to present
Rank Major General
Unit Headquarters Joint Operations Command
Commands held
Spouse(s) Anita
Relations 2 children

Major General Paul David McLachlan AM CSC is an Australian Army officer. He has been the commander of 1st Division since November 2015.[1]


He enlisted in the Army in 1982 and graduated from RMC Duntroon in 1985. He served with 1st Field Regiment and 8th/12th Medium Regiment of the Royal Australian Artillery. After a range of staff appointments, McLachlan returned to 8th/12th Medium Regiment as its commander in 2003–2004, then moved to J3 (Operations Officer) in Headquarters 1st Division/Deployable Joint Force Headquarters. He served as J3 in Joint Task Force 633 in Baghdad from February 2006, then as Chief of Staff in Headquarters 1st Division. He commanded 7th Brigade from February 2010. From January 2013, McLachlan became Head of Land Systems in the Defence Materiel Organisation.[2]

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Personal lifeEdit

McLachlan is married to Anita, and has two children.[2]


  1. "Commander 1st Division". Australian Army. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Paul McLachlan". Australian School of Applied Management. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  3. "McLachlan, Paul David". It's An Honour. Australian Government. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  4. "McLachlan, Paul David". It's An Honour. Australian Government. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Major General Stuart Smith
Commander, 1st Division
November 2015 –
Succeeded by

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