Air Commodore Nicholas Hogan CSC
Director General Space Capability, Defence Space Command
Air Commodore Nicholas Hogan is the Director General Space Capability where he is responsible for the delivery of space capability to assure Australia's access to space.
He joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a (then) navigator in 1991. He graduated from flying training in 1993 and was posted to fly the C-130 Hercules. Over the next 16 years, Air Commodore Hogan accrued over 6500 military flight hours in all C-130 roles and missions. During this time he served as an USAF exchange officer at Pope AFB (North Carolina), staff officer in Special Operations Command and Joint Operations Command, the C-130 Wing Headquarters as the standards and safety officer and as the Executive Officer at 37SQN. At the cessation of his flying duties in 2009, Air Commodore Hogan completed Australian Command and Staff College and then served as a staff officer for the Chief of the Defence Force prior to taking Command of Number 285 Squadron.
At the completion of his command, he served as Staff Officer to the Chief of Air Force prior to assuming the role of the Director of Current Military Commitments in Military Strategic Commitments for which he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross. Air Commodore Hogan took Command of Number 84 Wing in 2019 prior to assuming the role of Director General Space Domain Review in October 2020. In conducting the Space Domain Review, Air Commodore Hogan assisted in the creation of Defence Space Command. Air Commodore Hogan has completed operational tours in Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, Afghanistan and numerous overseas humanitarian assistance operations. He has a Master of Science and Technology (Aviation Management) and a Master of Arts (Strategic Relations).