Lieutenant-General Hurley will be the next chief of the defence force.
Good thing about this is that although he represents the whole military; he is an Army guy. This is good for the obvious reason being it is the Army that is doing most of the pointy end of the spear work in this war.
I would hope the new boss is innovative and can properly advise the Defence Minister. Lord knows Smith needs good advice. My ultimate fantasy would be that Hurley would label the Defence White Paper of 2009 as useless garbage. I doubt they would fire him for saying that. It is after all, the truth.
This is important because a fantasy Air Force or Navy isn’t going to help the troops in the field facing a daily threat from the enemy. While there are other parts of Defence that actually work, the needs of the Army should be driving the conversation.
Other outsiders have an opinion on this too.
I wish you luck sir. You will need it.