2013 Australia Day Honours

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The Australia Day Honours 2013 were announced on 26 January 2013 by the Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO.

The Australia Day Honours are the first major honour's list for a calendar year which are announced on Australia Day (26 January) every year, with the other being the Queen's Birthday Honours which are announced on 11 June.

This list is still under construction

† indicates an award given posthumously.

Order of Australia[edit]

Companion (AC)[edit]

General Division[edit]

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Order of Australia Military Division ribbon
Recipient Citation
the HonourableAlexander Downer For eminent service to the Parliament of Australia through the advancement of international relations and foreign policy, particularly in the areas of security, trade and humanitarian aid, and to the community of South Australia
The Reverend Professor James Haire AM For eminent service to the community through international leadership in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, the promotion of religious reconciliation, inclusion and peace, and as a theologian.
Professor Brian Schmidt FRS For eminent service as a global science leader in the field of physics through research in the study of astronomy and astrophysics, contributions to scientific bodies and the promotion of science education.
The Honourable Tom Uren AO For eminent service to the community, particularly through contributions to the welfare of veterans, improved medical education in Vietnam and the preservation of sites of heritage and environmental significance.

Officer (AO)[edit]

General Division[edit]

Recipient Citation
Richard Bonynge AO CBE For
His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AO QC For

Military Division[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation
Navy Rear Admiral David Lance Johnston For
Captain Colin John Lawrence For
Commodore Richard Temple Menhinick CSC For
Army Brigadier Phillip Keith Bridie For
Brigadier Damian Michael Cantwell For
Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor For
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Richard Pearse For
Air Force Group Captain Kathryn Grace Dunn For
Group Captain Steven Peter Robertson For

Member (AM)[edit]

General Division[edit]

Recipient Citation
Richard Bonynge AO CBE For
His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AO QC For

Military Division[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation
Navy Rear Admiral David Lance Johnston For
Captain Colin John Lawrence For
Commodore Richard Temple Menhinick CSC For
Army Brigadier Phillip Keith Bridie For
Brigadier Damian Michael Cantwell For
Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Gerard McGregor For
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Richard Pearse For
Air Force Group Captain Kathryn Grace Dunn For
Group Captain Steven Peter Robertson For

Medal (OAM)[edit]

General Division[edit]

Recipient Citation
Richard Bonynge AO CBE For
His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AO QC For

Military Division[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation
Navy Rear Admiral David Lance Johnston For
Captain Colin John Lawrence For
Commodore Richard Temple Menhinick CSC For
Army Brigadier Phillip Keith Bridie For
Brigadier Damian Michael Cantwell For
Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Gerard McGregor For
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Richard Pearse For
Air Force Group Captain Kathryn Grace Dunn For
Group Captain Steven Peter Robertson For

Public Service Medal (PSM)[edit]

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State/
Territory
Recipient
Australian Capital Territory Assistant Commissioner Ramzi Jabbour
Superintendent Christopher John Lines
Queensland Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie
Sergeant Paul George Batista
Senior Sergeant Ronald Charles Dorrough
Detective Chief Superintendent Wayne Desmond Gordon
Detective Inspector Paul Yervan Jacob
Inspector Mark Anthony Minehan
Detective Superintendent Peter James O'Brien
Detective Chief Inspector Brad Edmund Tayler
Detective Inspector Peter Yeomans
New South Wales Superintendent John Joseph Blayney
Assistant Commissioner Andrew Stuart Crisp
Senior Sergeant Steven Gordon Deveson
Senior Sergeant Gaetano Joe Ilardi
Superintendent Geoffery Allan Newby
Inspector Stephen James Waddell
Victoria Senior Sergeant Peter Raymond Flexman
Inspector John Fox
Senior Sergeant Kevin Thomas Gleeson
Detective Superintendent Daniel Christopher Mahon
Detective Senior Sergeant Karyn Melinda Murphy
Chief Superintendent Raymond George Pringle
Western Australia Assistant Commissioner Duane Garnet Bell
Senior Sergeant Mark Roger Davey
Superintendent Kevin Charles Looby
South Australia Superintendent Kym Stephen Hardwick
Assistant Commissioner Grantley John Stephens
Detective Sergeant Brian Ian Swan
Tasmania Inspector Anthony Paul Cerritelli
Commander Mark Mewis
Northern Territory Assistant Commissioner Mark Leonard Payne
Senior Sergeant Andrew Peter Pusterla

Australian Police Medal (APM)[edit]

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Branch Recipient
Australian Federal Police Commander Bruce Philip Giles
Detective Superintendent William Edward Quade
Assistant Commissioner Justine Georgina Saunders
New South Wales Police Inspector Edward Anthony Bosch
Sergeant Kevin Bernard Daley
Superintendent Luke Freudenstein
Inspector Guy Charles Guiana
Inspector Inspector Stephen John Henkel
Sergeant Peter Andrew Lunney
Detective Sergeant John Robertson
Superintendent John Spooner
Superintendent John Joseph Stapleton
Victoria Police Inspector Michael James Beattie
Senior Sergeant Ian Stewart Forrester
Inspector Gregory John Parr
Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Mark William Ainsworth
Chief Superintendent Brent John Carter
Senior Sergeant Peta Louise Comadria
Superintendent Thomas Herbert Gockel
Superintendent Glenn Andrew Horton
Senior Sergeant Graham John Lohmann
Western Australia Police Acting Superintendent Barry Lynton Kitson
Brevet Senior Sergeant Neville Vernon Ripp
Commander Paul Anthony Zanetti
South Australia Police Sergeant Michael James Butler
Sergeant Meredith Fay Huxley
Detective Senior Sergeant Trevor George Jenkins
Tasmania Police Sergeant Christopher Ivan Lucas
Inspector David William Plumpton
Northern Territory Police Sergeant Paula Maree Dooley-McDonnell
Superintendent Kristopher John Evans

Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM)[edit]

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Branch Recipient
New South wales Fire Service Doctor Gregory Mark Buckley
Lindsay Ronald Henley
Barrie John Hewitt
David Bruce Milliken
Tom Nolles
Errol James Smith
James Patrick Smith
Wayne Staples
Ian Charles Stewart
Barry John Tindall
Victoria Fire Service Rocky Joseph Barca
David Eric Blackburn
Barry William Dale
James Roger Fox
Gregory John McCarthy
William Maurice Rouse
Queensland Fire Service Noel Bruce Harbottle
Ian Gregory Holm
Alun Granville Williams
Western Australia Fire Service Malcolm Graham Cronstedt
Peter Keppel
South Australia Fire Service Steven Allen Moir
Kenneth Andrew Potter
Robert Cameron Stott
Peter Colin Wicks
Tasmania Fire Service Kenneth Burns
Garry John Cooper
Rodney Kenneth Sweetnam ESM
ACT Fire Service Gregory Leonard Buscombe
NI Fire Service Gerard Patrick Downie

Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)[edit]

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Branch Recipient
New South wales Ambulance Service Michael John Corlis
Ian Neil Johns
Terence Edward Watson
Kenneth Charles Wheeler
Victoria Ambulance Service Jonathan David Byrne
Anthony Scott Oxford
Kerry Charles Power
Queensland Ambulance Service Kevin John Elliott
Ann Clarice Taggart
Western Australia Ambulance Service Sally Anna Gifford
Sally Ann Simmonds
John Douglas Watts
South Australian Ambulance Service Dean Hamilton Clarke
Dawn Frances Kromer
Tasmanian Ambulance Service Grant Gordon Lennox

Emergency Services Medal (ESM)[edit]

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Branch Recipient
New South Wales Emergency Services Russell Ian Ashdown
Jon Glenn Gregory
James Angus McTavish CSC
Victoria Emergency Services Timothy James Wiebusch
Queensland Emergency Services Christopher Ernest Arnott
Kevin James Donnelly
Adrianus Fransiscus Van Den Ende OAM
South Australia Emergency Services Trevor John Bond
Tasmanian Emergency Services Donald George Mackrill AFSM, OAM
Mark David Nelson
Bevis Charles Perkins
Northern Territory Emergency Services Mark Richard Fishlock CSM

Medal for Gallantry (MG)[edit]

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Branch Recipient Citation
Army Corporal B. For acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances.
Corporal J. For acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan, June 2010.
Corporal N. For acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances.

Commendation for Gallantry[edit]

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Branch Recipient Citation
Army Private Nathan David Bendle For acts of gallantry in action on 7 September 2011 while deployed on Operation SLIPPER as a member of Mentoring Task Force 3 in Afghanistan.
Private D. For acts of gallantry in action.
Corporal Scott James Smith † For acts of gallantry in action on 21 October 2012 while an Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance Technician in Special Operations Task Group Rotation XVIII in Afghanistan
Private Kyle Anthony Wilson For acts of gallantry in action on 7 September 2011 while deployed on Operation SLIPPER as a member of Mentoring Task Force 3 in Afghanistan.
Air Force Sergeant K. For acts of gallantry in action.

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)[edit]

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Branch Recipient Citation
Army Lieutenant Colonel G. For distinguished command and leadership in action.
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher R. Smith CSC For distinguished command and leadership in warlike operations and in action as the Commanding Officer, Mentoring Task Force 3 on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan from June 2011 to January 2012.

Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM & Bar)[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation
Army Major J. DSM For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.

Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)[edit]

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Branch Recipient Citation
Army Major A. For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.
Captain A. For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.
Corporal A. For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.
Major Anthony Raymond Bennett For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action as the Officer Commanding A Company, Mentoring Task Force 3 on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan from June to November 2011.
Major E. For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.
Corporal P. For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.
Captain R. For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.
Major S. For distinguished leadership in warlike operations and in action.
Colonel David John Smith AM For distinguished leadership in warlike operations as the Deputy Commander, Combined Team Uruzgan on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan from May 2011 to January 2012.

Commendation for Distinguished Service[edit]

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Branch Recipient Citation
Navy Captain Simon Giuseppe Ottaviano For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as Chief of Staff Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 on Operation SLIPPER from July 2011 to January 2012.
Commander Andrew Paul Quinn For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Commanding Officer, HMAS Toowoomba on Operation SLIPPER from June to October 2011.
Army Lieutenant Colonel B. For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations.
Major Andrew Baker For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as Commander, Brigade Headquarters Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team, Mentoring Task Force 3 on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan.
Major Andrew Thomas Cullen For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Troop Commander, Combined Team Uruzgan on Operation SLIPPER from May 2011 to February 2012.
Private Phillip Alan Durham For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations and in action as a rifleman with A Company, Mentoring Task Force 3 on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan from June 2011 to January 2012.
Major General Michael George Krause For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Deputy Chief of Staff - Plans, Headquarters international Joint Command, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan from March 2011 to February 2012.
Major Benjamin Gerard McLennan For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Operations Officer, Mentoring Task Force 3 on Operation SLIPPER from June to November 2011.
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Gerard Miles For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Principle Staff Officer Operations, Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, and as Acting Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff Combined Team Uruzgan on Operation SLIPPER.
Corporal Daniel Brett Miller For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as a corporal mentor, Mentoring Task Force 3 on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan from June 2011 to January 2012.
Major R. For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations.
Captain T. For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations and in action.

Bar to the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC & Bar)[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation
Army Lieutenant Colonel Rolf Audrins CSC For outstanding achievement as the Staff Officer Grade One, Career Management in the Directorate of Soldier Career Management - Army.
Air Force Group Captain Christopher Thomas Hanna CSC For outstanding devotion to duty to the Australian Defence Force as a Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)[edit]

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Branch Recipient Citation
Navy Commander Mitchell Robert Livingstone For outstanding achievement while Commanding Officer HMAS Pirie engaged in the rescue of survivors from a foundered vessel at Christmas Island on 15 December 2010.
Captain Christine Ann Clarke For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul.
Commander Paul James Moggach For outstanding achievement in the performance of duty as the Commanding Officer of 817 Squadron from August 2009 until decommissioning of the Squadron in December 2011.
Commander Timothy James Standen For outstanding achievement as the Fleet Aviation Engineer Officer
Army Lieutenant Colonel Ana Laura Duncan For outstanding achievement as the Senior Career Adviser in the Directorate of Officer Career Management - Army.
Lieutenant Colonel Arun Lambert For outstanding achievement as the Director of Legal Review, Office of the Inspector General Australian Defence Force - Canberra.
Lieutenant Colonel Jenelle Margaret Lawson For outstanding achievement as Staff Officer Plans, Headquarters Defence Force Recruiting for the innovation, development and successful implementation of the Defence Technical Scholarship program during the period from 2007 to 2011.
Colonel John Brendan McLean For outstanding achievement as Commanding Officer, 16th Air Defence Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Saad Imad Omari DSC For outstanding achievement as Staff Officer Grade One Plans and Staff Officer Grade One Force Preparation in Headquarters 1st Division.
Lieutenant Colonel Bradley Scott Robertson For outstanding achievement as a logistics Staff Officer within the Directorate of Logistics - Army.
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Stewart Thomson For outstanding achievement as a Project Director, Defence Support Group - Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch.
Air Force Wing Commander David Charles Abraham For outstanding achievement in F-111 weapon system logistic support
Group Captain Peter Robert Davies For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of Number 1 Radar Surveillance Unit.
Group Captain Jennifer Karen Lumsden For outstanding achievement as Chief of Staff, Director General Health Reserves - Air Force and in developing the Military Critical Care Aeromedical Evacuation Capability.
Wing Commander Paul Raymond Parolo For outstanding achievement in the field of Aerospace Engineering in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Sergeant Andrew Gordon Wade For outstanding achievement as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge of Engine Cell at Number 37 Squadron.

Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)[edit]

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Branch Recipient Citation
Navy Commander Rodney John Griffiths For meritorious achievement as Assistant Defence Attaché, Australian Defence Staff, Jakarta.
Leading Seaman Deakon James Lewis For meritorious devotion to duty as a Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator and Tactical Data Link manager in HMAS Sydney
Petty Officer Jay Pettifer For meritorious achievement and contribution to the Royal Australian Navy by implementing complex security improvements within Garden Island Defence Precinct.
Warrant Officer Michael John Quinlan For meritorious achievement as the Submarine Escape Training Facility Training Officer at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.
Petty Officer Luanne Rebecca Rule For meritorious devotion to duty as the Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain in the Royal Australian Navy's Recruit School.
Warrant Officer William James Welman For meritorious achievement as the Communications Information Systems Category Manager in the Directorate of Navy Category Management.
Army Major Paul John Bellas For meritorious achievement as the Chinook Logistics Manager in driving significant reform resulting in increased Chinook capability output and reduced ownership costs to Defence.
Major Steven James Bennett For meritorious achievement as Staff Officer Grade Two - Information and Communications Technology Projects and Plans, Headquarters Forces Command.
Lieutenant Colonel Scott Rodney Bradford For meritorious achievement as Staff Officer Grade One Training in Headquarters 2nd Division.
Major r Michael John Buchanan For meritorious achievement as the Officer Commanding Reinforcement Company, Mentoring Task Force 3 from February 2011 to January 2012.
Corporal D. For meritorious achievement as the technical operations subject matter expert in support of the Australian Defence Forces Special Operations capability.
Corporal Adam Eagle For meritorious devotion to duty as a Geomatic Technician providing engineering survey support to the Australian Army.
Sergeant Bradley Norman Foster For meritorious achievement as acting Company Sergeant Major of C Company and acting Second in Command of Support Company, the 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.
Warrant Officer Class One Michael Kenneth Harman For meritorious achievement as the Technical Quartermaster Sergeant of the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment.
Major Lloyd Alexander Jensen For meritorious achievement as the Quartermaster and Battery Commander Combat Service Support Battery, 4th Regiment Royal Australian Artillery in 2011.
Warrant Officer Class Two Kevin John Kennedy For meritorious devotion to duty as the Warrant Officer Strategic Reporting, Army Headquarters.
Warrant Officer Class Two M. For meritorious achievement in the field of Australian Army counterinsurgency doctrine and education.
Lieutenant Colonel Bevan Hugh McDonald For outstanding service as the Staff Officer Grade One Capability, Headquarters Joint Operations Command in pioneering and leading the perational User Requirements process.
Corporal Lee Andrew Newham For meritorious achievement as a section commander of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.
Captain O. For meritorious achievement as the Regimental Personnel and Administrative Officer.
Warrant Officer Class One Christopher Robin Tuddenham For meritorious devotion to duty as the Communications Systems Engineer at Headquarters Joint Operations Command.
Major Lisa Therese Weston For meritorious devotion to duty as the Officer Commanding ECHO Squadron at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
Warrant Officer Class Two Damien Alexander Woolfe For meritorious achievement as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrant Officer at the Defence Explosive Ordnance Training School.
Air Force Squadron Leader Daniel Joseph Grealy For meritorious achievement as the Executive Officer at Number 1 Squadron.
Group Captain Ross Keith Jones For meritorious achievement as the Commanding Officer at Number 1 Recruit Training Unit.
Warrant Officer Edward Peter O'Farrell For meritorious achievement as the Warrant Officer in Charge of the Assisted Learning Centre at the Royal Australian Air Force School of Technical Training.
Squadron Leader Sheena Lee Oldridge For meritorious achievement as the Emerging Projects Development Engineer in Guided Weapons Branch, Explosive Ordnance Division.
Warrant Officer Jason Robin Stone For meritorious achievement as the Warrant Officer Engineering at Number 1 Squadron.

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