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Defence Honours and Awards
         
Order of Australia
         
Artillery recipients of this Award are listed at the bottom of the page.      
         

Knight/Dame of the
Order of Australia

Knight of the Order of Australia (A.K.)

Companion of the
Order of Australia

Companion of the Order of Australia Military Division

Officer of the
Order of Australia

Officer of the Order of Australia Military Division

Member of the
Order of Australia

Member of the Order of Australia A.M.

Medal of the
Order of Australia

Medal of the Order of Australia Military Division

Knight of the Order of Australia (Knight/Dame A.K./A.D., Companion A.C., Officer A.O., Member A.M., Medal O.A.M.)

"From 1976 to 1986 there was provision for the appointment of Knights and Dames in the Order of Australia. Removal of this provision does not affect pre-existing appointments. Knights and Dames are above Companion in the Order of Precedence. "

The Order of Australia was instituted with both a General Division and a Military Division. The two divisions are distinguished by a different ribbon.

All classes of the order (Companion, Officer, Member and Medal of the Order) are available in both divisions. The eligibility criteria for the equivalent classes in the two divisions require similar levels of achievement, but those for the Military Division are designed to reflect military service.

An individual may hold awards in both divisions and is entitled to wear the insignia of both. Appointments in the General Division take precedence over the equivalent appointment in the Military Division.

Insignia

The insignia of the order is a single flower head of mimosa, in the form of a convex disc. This provides the basic design for the insignia of all grades and the medal of the order, including lapel pins. There is no distinction between the insignia of the General or Military Divisions.

Ribbon

The ribbon is royal blue with a central band of scattered gold mimosa. The ribbon of the Military Division is of the same design but edged with gold bands 1.5 mm wide. The ribbon colours reflect the national colours of Australia at the time the order was established.

Postnominal

Persons appointed to the Order of Australia are entitled to the postnominal letters ‘AK', AC’, ‘AO’, ‘AM’ or ‘OAM’ according to the level of the appointment. ‘(Mil)’ may be added to distinguish an appointment in the Military Division by those who also hold an appointment in General Division.

Recipients:      
       
Companion of the Order of Australia (A.C.):  
       
       
Officer of the Order of Australia (A.O.):  
       
Fay Rodney Major General Service to the Army Reserve - 1988
       
Fogarty Gerard Major General Service to the Joint Task Force 633 Iraq - 2013
       
Ford Tim Major General United Nations HQ 2004
       
Gower Steve Major General  
       
Power Ashley Major General Training Command 2012
       
Stevens Paul Major General GOC Personnel Division, Army Headquarters 1998
       
Stevenson John Major General 1980
       
Symon Paul Brigadier  
       
Whitelaw John Major General Personnel Division - Army HQ 1977
       
       
Member of the Order of Australia (A.M.):  
       
Bilton Greg Brigadier Commander 7th Brigade - 2014
       
Coghlan David Colonel Joint Task Force 633 - 2008
       
Cox John Colonel Land Headquarters 1998
       
Crane Michael Lieutenant Colonel 4 Field Regiment 2002
       
Fogarty Gerard Brigadier  
       
Furini Craig D.
Brigadier Head of Regiment
       
Gates Peter Brigadier 2015
       
Goodman Wayne Lieutenant Colonel School of Artillery 2003
       
Graham Neil    
       
Hughes Garth Colonel Army Headquarters 1981
       
McLachlan Paul Major General 7th Brigade 2013
       
Phelps Michael Brigadier Defence Material Organisation 2012
       
Roach Don Lieutenant Colonel Combat Training Centre 2007
       
Salmon George Brigadier  
       
Stanhope Richard Colonel Combat Training Centre 2007
       
Warner Gerry Brigadier 2000
       
Winter Philip Brigadier Australian Defence Counter Improvised Explosive Device Task Force 2011
       
Medal of the Order of Australia (O.A.M.):  
       
Baxter Alan Warrant Officer Class One 4 Field Regiment 1976
       
Bretherton Arthur Warrant Officer Class One Royal Military College
       
Browning Kevin Warrant Officer Class One HQ Land Command Artillery 1991
       
Bruce Peter Warrant Officer Class One 8/12 Medium Regiment 1989
       
Degenaro William Warrant Officer Class One Army Headquarters 2006
       
Hampson Eric Warrant Officer Class One  
       
Hortle Anthony Warrant Officer Class One RSM 16 Air Land Regiment and School o Artillery
       
Johnson Michael Ian Warrant Officer Class One For meritorious service as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the School of Artillery, the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, 4th Brigade and the Combined Arms Training Centre
       
Kelly Darryl Warrant Officer Class One  
       
Leher David Warrant Offficer Class One 2nd/10th Field Regiment 2013
       
Liddell William Warrant Officer Class One HQ Training Command 1977
       
Ludinski George Major  
       
Mayfield Chris Warrant Officer Class One P&EE (Graytown) & 8/12 Medium Regiment 2013
       
Perry Doug    
       
Phillips J.    
       
Prewett Peter Warrant Officer Class One  
       
Schoene Kim Sergeant  
       
Smith Peter Warrant Officer Class One HQ Land Command 1989
       
Taylor R.   4 Field Regiment
       
Thompson Robert Warrant Officer Class One 2008
       
Turner Anthony Captain School of Artillery 1990
       
Watego Colin Warrant Officer Class One

For meritorious service to Indigenous Affairs in the Australian Defence Force

       
       
       
       
       

 

 

   
 
         
         
 

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