Dr Tom Frame was born at Sydney in 1962. He joined the Royal Australian Naval College in January 1979. He has completed a BA (Hons) and PhD degrees in history at the University of NSW, and a Dip.Ed. at Melbourne University. He was ordained in 1993 and held parish appointments in Australia and England where he also completed a MA (Hons) in Applied Theology at Canterbury. Consecrated in June 2001, he was appointed Anglican Bishop to the Australian Defence Force. Dr Frame is the author or co-author of thirteen books on a range of topics.