Shannon Richards

LLB 2002, LLM 2012

Lieutenant Shannon James Richards, RAN is currently on deployment with the Australian Defence Force as part of OPERATION SLIPPER (Australia’s military contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan). Shannon was selected earlier this year to deploy on OP SLIPPER as the personnel aide (aide de camp) to MAJOR GENERAL S.L. Smith AM, the National Commander of Australian Forces in the Middle East and has been deployed since March and is due to return to Australia in October. Shannon joined the Royal Australian Navy on a full-time basis in 2008 as a Legal Officer after working as a corporate lawyer in Sydney for 6 years at Minter Ellison and Investec Bank. On return to Australia, Shannon will take up the posting of Assistant Fleet Legal Officer at Fleet Headquarters, Garden Island Sydney where he will advise Command on military discipline, administrative and operations law issues.