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Defence Honours & Awards

Policy

Defence Honours and Awards Manual

Preliminaries

Amendment Number 4

01 Authority

01A Definitions

02 General Information

02A Defence ACT 1903 (Extracts)

03 Honours and Awards Administering Organisations

03A Points of Contact for Administering Organisations

04 Order of Wearing

04A The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards (Modified)

05 Option for Recognition of Defence Personnel

05A Summary of Recognition Options

06 Victoria Cross for Australia

06A Nomination and Processing Procedures for the Victoria Cross for Australia

06A1 Example Narrative and Synopsis Layout for Victoria Cross for Australia

07 Gallantry Decorations

07A Nomination and Processing Procedures for Gallantry Decorations

07A1 Example Narrative and Synopsis Layout for Gallantry Decorations

08 Distinguished Service Decorations

08A Nomination and Processing Procedures for Distinguished Service Decorations

08A1 Example Narrative and Synopsis Layout for Distinguished Service Decorations

09 Unit Citations for Gallantry and Meritorious Service

09A Nomination and Processing Procedures for Unit Citations

09A1 Example Narrative and Synopsis for Unit Citations

09A2 Nominal Roll of Unit Personnel

10 Order of Australia

10A Nomination and Processing Procedures for the Order of Australia (Military Division)

10A1 Example Narrative and Synopsis Layout for Order of Australia (Military Division)

11 Honorary Appointment to the Order of Australia (Military Division)

11A Nomination and Processing Procedures for Honorary Appointment to the Order of Australia (Military Division)

11A1 Example Layout of Cover Sheet, Narrative and Synopsis1

12 Conspicuous Service Decorations and Nursing Service Cross

12A Nomination and Processing Procedures for Conspicuous Service Decorations

12A1 Example Narrative and Synopsis Layout for Conspicuous Service Decorations

13 The Public Service Medal

14 Australian Bravery Decorations

15 (Reserved)

16 Operational Service Awards

16A Medals Awarded for Campaign and Operational Service After 1945 Grouped By Geographical Location

16B Serving Member Application

17 Australian Active Service Medal

17A Nomination and Processing Procedures for the Australian Active Service Medal

17A1 Unit Return on Australian Active Service Medal and Clasps to Australian Active Service Medal

17B Eligibility for Australian Active Service Medal Clasps Issued to Date

17C Maps of Qualifying Areas (1.75MB)

18 Australian Active Service Medal 1945–1975

18A Eligibility Criteria for Australian Active Service Medal 1945–1975 Clasps Issued to Date

19 Australian Service Medal

19A Nomination and Processing Procedures for Australian Service Medal

19A1 Unit Return on Australian Service Medal and Clasps to Australian Service Medal

19B Eligibility Criteria for Australian Service Medal Clasps Issued to Date

20 Australian Service Medal 1945–1975

20A Eligibility Criteria for Australian Service Medal 1945–1975 Clasps Awarded to Date

21 Operational Service Medal

21A Operational Service Medal—Border Protection

22 Operational Service Medal—Civilian

22A Operational Service Medal (Civilian)—East Timor

22B Operational Service Medal (civilian)—International Coalition Against Terrorism

22C Operational Service Medal (Civilian)—Iraq 2003

22D Operational Service Medal (Civilian)— Solomon Islands II

22E Operational Service Medal (Civilian)—Timor–Leste

23 Campaign Awards Post 1975

23A Nomination and Processing Procedures for the INTERFET Medal

23A1 Unit Return—INTERFET Medal

23B Nomination and Processing Procedures for the Afghanistan Medal

23B1 Unit Return—Afghanistan Medal

23B2 Maps of Qualifying Areas for Afghanistan Medal (2.5MB)

23C Nomination and Processing Procedures for the IRAQ Medal

23C1 Unit Return—Iraq Medal

23C2 Maps of qualifying areas for Iraq Medal

24 Campaign Awards 1945–1975

25 Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal

26 National Emergency Medal

27 (Reserved)

28 Long Service and other Service Awards Post 1975

29 Defence Force Service Awards

29A Nomination and Processing Procedures for Defence Force Service Awards

29A1 Certification of Service and Nomination for Defence Force Service Awards

29B Minimum periods of annual qualifying service—Defence Force Service Awards

30 Defence Long Service Medal

30A Nomination and Processing Procedures for the Defence Long Service Medal

30A1 Certification of Service and Nomination for Defence Long Service Medal

30A2 Election to be Awarded the Defence Long Service Medal

30B Minimum Periods of Annual Qualifying Service—Defence Long Service Medal

31 National Medal

32 Australian Defence Medal

32A Application and Processing Procedures for the Australian Defence Medal

32B Minimum Periods of Annual Qualifying Service—Australian Defence Medal

33 Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal

34 Secretary's Long Service Awards

35 Foreign Awards

35A Application Procedure and Processing of Foreign Awards by Australian Personnel

35B Application Procedure and Processing of Foreign Awards Held by Lateral Enlistments

36 United Nations and Other International Organisation Awards

37 (Reserved)

38 Champion Shots Medal

39 The Defence Commendation Scheme

39A Awarding Authorities for Defence Commendations

39B Sample Commendation Format

39C PMKeyS Commendation Reporting Codes

40 Returned from Active Service Badge

41 (Reserved)

42 Australia Day Medallion

42A Sample Australia Day Medallion Certificate Wording

43 (Reserved)

44 Replacement of Service Awards

45 Granting of unissued Service Awards of Deceased Members

46 Forfeiture and Restoration of Service Awards

47 (Reserved)

48 Recognition of Awards within the Order of St John of Jerusalem

48A Historical Background to the Order of St John of Jerusalem

48B List of Self Styled or False Orders of St John

49 Life Saving and other Awards