Mr Bob Lowry
ACT Branch President
Robert (Bob) Lowry spent 30 years (1963-1993) in the Australian Army including postings in South Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. He is a keen student of the military and politics of Indonesia, and published The Armed Forces of Indonesia in 1996. He has since worked for the International Crisis Group and the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict in Indonesia where he produced reports on military and police reform.
Bob has served as an adviser to several government operations, including the Timorese National Security Adviser (2002-2003), and wrote a review on defence and security of Fiji in 2004. He is also the author of Fortress Fiji: Holding the Line in the Pacific War, and The Last Knight: A biography of General Sir Phillip Bennett.
Bob has a BA (Asian Studies) from the Australian National University, a MDefS from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, and is a graduate of both the Australian Army Staff College and the Indonesian Army Command and Staff College. He has held several visiting fellowships at the ANU and UNSW ADFA.
Bob was the acting national director of the AIIA from 1993-1994, and is delighted to serve as the President of the AIIA ACT Branch.