First Female Two-Star Ranking Air Force Officer

11 Aug 2003

When Air Commodore Julie Hammer was promoted to Air Vice-Marshal, she became the first woman to achieve two-star rank in the Australian Defence Force. In 1999 she had also been the first serving woman to achieve one-star rank as Air Commodore. Appointed Commanding Officer of the Electronic Warfare Squadron in 1992, AVM Hammer became the first woman to command an operational unit in the RAAF.