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Defence Honours & Awards

Policy

Defence Commendation Scheme

Defence introduced a commendation scheme to recognise outstanding or exceptional achievement, or specific acts of bravery, by Defence personnel. These achievements are often not suitably recognised by the Australian honours and awards system.

A commendation may be made for a single outstanding performance, or for consistent performance.

Commendations may be made to individuals or groups.

The policy and nomination instructions are in Chapter 39 of the Honours and Awards Manual.