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Conspicuous Service Cross
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Conspicuous Service Cross

Conspicuous Service Cross (C.S.C.)

The Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) was introduced in 1989 to recognise outstanding devotion to duty, or outstanding achievement in the application of exceptional skills, judgement or dedication, in non-warlike situations.


The CSC is a nickel-silver modified Maltese cross with the arms of the Cross interspersed with fluted rays. The obverse bears a central device of the Southern Cross surrounded by a laurel wreath. The reverse has a horizontal panel for recipient details.


The CSC ribbon has alternating diagonal stripes of bush green and sandy gold.

Further Awards

A further award of the CSC is denoted by a nickel-silver bar with a central replica of the Cross flanked by laurel leaves. When the ribbon is worn alone, the award of a bar is indicated by a ribbon bar emblem in the form of the Cross.

Post Nominals

Recipients of the Conspicuous Service Cross are entitled to the postnominal letters ‘CSC’. Recipients of a bar to the CSC add ‘and Bar’ to the postnominal.

Amor S.    
Bailey Brian Colonel 6th Brigade 2012
Bilton Greg Lieutenant Colonel SO1 Force Structure Review, AHQ
Edwards David Lieutenant Colonel CO/CI School of Artillery 2015
Galvin Bede Thomas Lieutenant Colonel For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of the 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment
Griggs Tim Lieutenant Colonel Capability Development Group 2009
Grimes Winston Hadley Major School of Artillery 1993
Harding Shaun Lieutenant Colonel Project Director Land
19 Phase 7A 2010
Kellaway Brendan Major Australia's Federation Guard 2011
Kelly David Lieutenant Colonel 1st Regiment 2011
Kenny Stiart Lieutenant Colonel 1 Field Regiment 2010
Kingsford Michael Lieutenant Colonel 4th Field Regiment 2007
Landford Paul Lieutenant Colonel Combined Task Force 635 2011
Lang Roderick Lindsay Lieutenant Colonel Commander of JTF 630 Op Philippines
McCullagh Terence Colonel Director Personnel Operations 2002
McLachlan Paul Brigadier Joint Task Force 637 - 2012
McLean John Colonel 16th Air Defence Regiment 2013
Murray Donald Lieutenant Colonel 4 Field Regiment 1993
Potter Garry Colonel Defence Asbestos Inventory Tiger Team 2011
Power Ashley Lieutenant Colonel 4th Field Regiment 1998
Prewett Peter Warrant Officer Class One Headquarters Training Command 1999
Shillabeer Corey Jason Lieutenant Colonel For outstanding achievement as the Staff Officer Grade One Strategic Force Generation within Strategic Plans Branch, Army Headquarters
Vickers Wayne Captain  
Williams Vince Colonel Headquarters Training Command 1999
Wheller Charles Peter Colonel

For outstanding achievement as the Commander, Australian Contingent and Senior Military Liaison Officer - Jonglei State, Operation ASLAN, United Nations Mission in South Sudan from November 2014 to July 2015.

Note: And Bar to CSC

Winter Philip Brigadier  

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