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COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY

FOR PRESS . No. 3678

Directorate of Public Relations, Array Headquarters,

. Administrative Building,

CANBERRA. A.C.T.

ARMY EDUCATION DIRECTOR TO RETIRE

The Director of Army Education, Colonel V. St. L, Green,

will retire on Monday (September 6) after 25 years of Army service

and nine years as Corps Director.

During the time Colonel Green was Director of Army Education

the strength of the Corps increased five fold. ■

It now has 87 officer and 30 non-commissioned officer

appointments. :

These include one officer and one non-commissioned office?

in Vietnam, and three officers and one non-commissioned officer in

Malaya and Singapore.

. In addition, three officers of the Corps hold non-Corps

appointments,·and nine non-commissioned officers attend Teachers’

Training College. „ '

Other developments in the Education Corps while Colonel

Green was Director, included:

. an increased interest in voluntary studies by soldiers

. outstanding results in public examinations

. development of internal Army examinations

. an experimental approach to teaching techniques

. the title 'Royal’ being conferred on the Education Corps in 1962.

After his retirement, Colonel Green will visit the

United Kingdon and the United States to study advanced training

methods in the Services and in civil industry.

BIOGRAPHY ·

Colonel Vane St. Laurence Green was born at Greenbushes,

W.A., in 1908, and educated at the Christian Brothers' College and

Claremont Teacher^ College, Perth, and the University of W .A., .

where he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree. During World War II he

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served as an officer with the 2/11 Australian Infantry Battalion

in the Middle East, and also took part in the Aitape-Wewak

campaign. He was placed on the Reserve of Officers after the War,

and in 1950 became a Captain in the Australian Army Education

Corps.,, In 1953» he was appointed Deputy Assistant Director of

Army Education, Eastern Command, In 1956 was appointed Director

of Army Education at Army Headquarters, and secretary of the

Inter-Services Education Co-ordination Committee. Colonel Green

is a member of the Australian College of Education, the Australian

Association of Adult Education, and a Fellow of the Australian

Institute of Management. He was award'sd the QBE in 1963·

(Lists: A, B , C , D)

. Further information:

CANBERRA.: Capt M.F. Taylor (61-2216)

' (49-6301)

OTHER STATES: A D P R A T COMMAND HEADQUARTERS.

5th September, 1965·