Bob Breen graduated from Duntroon in 1973 to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. After a twenty-year career, mostly in training appointments, he transferred to the Army Reserve and began periodic research on behalf of Land Commanders on international and regional peace support operations. he visited Somalia in 1993 and thereafter conducted research visits to ADF operations in Rwanda, the Middle East, Mozambique, Bougainville and East Timor until 2002. he then began a PhD program at the Australian National University to consolidate his ideas on Australian military force projection, graduating in 2006. In late 2007 he resumed his analysis work in Iraq and Afghanistan. he has published six books and monographs on Australian combat and peacekeeping operations. Currently, he is a research fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University writing a volume of the official history of Australian peacekeeping that focuses on the South Pacific.
(Last updated: August 2008)