Order of the day - Admiral Rob Bauer
It feels almost surreal to be speaking to you here – today – as the new Chief of Defence.
Minister Hennis and General Middendorp stepped down on Tuesday evening.
Two people who have for the last few years fought for Defence, for our armed forces.
And now they have left like this. This must not be in vain.
Ladies and gentlemen,
The reality of today significantly influences my priorities as the new Chief of Defence.
It is clear that much needs to be done.