Below: Major General Jim Molan accepts the Australian Thinker of the Year Award from SOT Principal, Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

—Click here to read his acceptance speech …

Guests at the Reception enjoy the fine hospitality of the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

L to R: CEO of MCEC Mr Leigh Harry, Maj Gen Molan with his award, SOT Principal, Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Each year the prestigious Australian Thinker of the Year Award is presented in recognition of the contribution Australian thinkers make both nationally and globally.

The current recipient is Jim Molan AO DSC Major General (Retired), best-selling author of Running the War in Iraq in recognition of his unique contribution as an Australian general overseeing a total force of 300‚000 troops‚ including 155‚000 Americans.

The award was presented to General Molan at the new Melbourne Convention Centre in the presence of distinguished national and international guests.

Previous Recipients

—Click here to see previous awards in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 …


GENERAL PETER COSGROVE, Former Chief of the Defence Force said:  “Hats off to Jim Molan”.

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