Group Captain Carl Schiller’s Air Force career spanned 46 years, commencing as an enlisted airman. Initially trained in communications and cryptography, he saw active service with No2 Squadron in Vietnam. Carl was commissioned as an Adminstrative Officer shortly after his return to Australia.
Carl had numerous postings and a wide variety of employment that included officer training, recruitment, personnel and force structure development. In 1987 Carl retired from the Air Force and taught teaching at Secondary College in Accounting and Economics.
Carl rejoined the Airforce in 1996 and was involved in developing Force Structure and the establishment of a national structure for the Air Force Reserves.
Carl was decorated in the Australia Day Honours List with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2003 and with the Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) in 2014 for his contribution to Force Development.
Carl served as President, Air Force Association – Victoria from 2015 to 2018 and remains a Director on the Association’s Board. Carl was appointed National President in 2017 and is also Patron of B24 Liberator Restoration Australia. Carl resides in New Gisborne with his wife, Christine.