Christopher Jobson was born in 1946 and educated at Cranbrook School in Sydney. A professional soldier, joining the Australian Regular Army in 1968, he served in the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery and saw active service in South Vietnam. During his Military career he had numerous instructional and regimental postings, including the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer Class One in 1986 and his postings since then included Master Gunner at the School of Artillery, Regimental Sergeant-Major 4th Field Regiment and Regimental Sergeant-Major Headquarters 3rd Brigade. In 1996 he was posted to Army Headquarters as the Army’s Regimental Sergeant-Major Ceremonial & Protocol, and in 1998 he was posted to Australian Defence Headquarters as the Regimental Sergeant-Major Ceremonial. Christopher Jobson took discharge from the Army in 1998 to take-up the position as the Australian War Memorial’s Ceremonial Officer.
Over the period 2001 – 2009 he was the Events Officer with the National Capital Authority in Canberra.