8. Brigadier Stuart Smith
Number 29 on our last list, Brigadier Smith has made the top 10 after proving himself one of the best leaders in Australia, not just North Queensland. He has enormous respect among his troops, and has led missions to Afghanistan, Iraq and East Timor. As the head of the city’s thousands of soldiers, Brig Smith carries a great responsibility and he does it with dignity and pride. He assumes control of another battalion later this year. An inspirational character.