Maj. Gen. Ana Duncan

Major General Ana Duncan (AM, CSC) was appointed as the inaugural Head of Cyber Warfare in January 2023.

Major General Duncan joined the Army in 1996. As a Signals officer her regimental experience was forged within the 1st, 3rd and 17th Brigades, and in the 1st Division. She commanded the 1st Signal Regiment, which included command of Force Communication Unit X in the Middle East. She has also commanded troops in Timor Leste and in the Solomon Islands.

She has held senior staff appointments in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Office of the Chief of Army, Strategic Policy Division, Headquarters 1st Division/Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Career Management – Army and Director Future Plans and Strategy for the military coalition to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In this role, she was also the Senior National Representative for all Australian troops in Iraq. Most recently, she was the Commandant of the Royal Military College – Australia.

A graduate of the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Command and Staff College, and Royal Military College – Duntroon, Major General Duncan also holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts in Strategy and Management, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications. She has been awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross for leadership in officer career management; a Commendation for Distinguished Service for command and leadership in the Middle East; and was made an Officer in the United States Legion of Merit for her senior leadership in the Middle East.