Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)
Commander Gemma Pumphrey has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List for her meritorious devotion to duty in the field of Defence communications and information infrastructure and services.
January was a month of milestones for the Fleet Air Arm’s Quality Assurance Inspector and Auditor, with Warrant Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Colin Tietzel marking not only his 53rd year of service in the Royal Australian Navy, but also his birthday and retirement.
Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in savings lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.
The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has approved awards announced today in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List.
Just before Christmas the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, announced that certain Australian service personnel who served in the Vietnam War will be honoured due to a reassessment of eligibility.