Army remembers education leader
10 August 2011
Founding Librarian at the Australian Defence College and World War Two veteran, Colonel Vane St. Laurence Green OBE passed away in Canberra over the weekend, aged 102.
Colonel Green saw active service as an infantry officer in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea during World War Two. Following the war he commenced a significant career in military education and was Director of Army Education.
Colonel Green was recognised for his services to Army Education when he was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 1963.
In 1969 Colonel Green joined the team that established the Joint Services Wing of the proposed Australian Services Staff College at Weston Creek and founded its library.
Colonel Green's achievements in the field of military education have been of profound significance to the generations of students that have passed through the College at Weston Creek.
In 2001 his contribution as the founder of the Australian Defence College library was recognised when he unveiled a plaque revealing that it had been named in his honour. Colonel Green will be remembered by future students and the Australian Army.
Colonel Green passed away in Canberra on Sunday afternoon, just a month short of his 103rdbirthday. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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