WO1 Peter Zajac 2003
(from a report in ARMY The Soldier's Newspaper)
The Soldier’s Medallion for Exemplary Service (above
left) was introduced to recognise outstanding
service by those soldiers who would not normally gain recognition in
the Australian Honours System. Soldiers
of the rank of corporal and below who have given exemplary service
well above that expected of soldiers in the performance of their
duties and have not been recognised by another award, are eligible for
the award of the Soldier’s Medallion.
medallion is bronze, about 10cm in diameter. The face of the badge is
based on the two central figures of the Australian Army National
Memorial situated on Anzac Parade in Canberra with the wording
Exemplary Service – Australian Army. The reverse is engraved with
the recipient’s regimental particulars.
medallion is contained in a presentation case and is accompanied by a
bronze badge, which measures approximately 25 mm in diameter and a
certificate. A miniature badge is currently being produced and will be
issued to all eligible members who have received the award. The
miniature badge is to be worn with mess dress and mess dress white
jacket orders of dress. The Soldiers Medallion Badge is worn on
uniforms as detailed in Army Standing Orders for Dress.