Major General (Rtd) Peter Haddad AO enlisted in the Army in 1967, graduated from the Officer Cadet School Portsea in December 1967, and was allocated to the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps. His career as a logistics officer in the Australian Army spanned 38 years and he retired from the Army in January 2005 at the rank of Major General.
During the early stages of his military career, General Haddad served in South Vietnam and in a range of Army logistics units in Victoria and New South Wales. In the middle part of his career, General Haddad served in Army Headquarters in Canberra, with the US Army at Fort Lee Virginia and commanded the Defence National Storage and Distribution Centre at Moorebank, New South Wales.
As a senior officer, General Haddad held policy and management positions at Defence Headquarters in Canberra and commanded Support Command, where he had responsibility for the total logistic support to all Army, Navy and Air Force units. His final appointment was Commander, Joint Logistics Command where he was responsible for supporting all Australian Defence Force operations.
When he retired from the Army in 2005, General Haddad was engaged by the Commonwealth Games Corporation as the logistics manager responsible for the planning and delivery of logistic support to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
General Haddad is the principal of a consultancy company specialising in logistics and supply chain management. He is a member of the Defence Council Victoria, which advises the Victorian Government on actions and strategies to grow the defence industry sector in Victoria.
General Haddad is also an Adjunct Professor and the Chair of the School Advisory Board for the School of Business, Information Technology and Logistics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.