AABC Association (Bruce Pinney) award 2004

8233966 Sergeant Andrew James Heron

The Citation reads:

You are awarded the Australian Army Band Corps Association Award in recognition of your outstanding contributions to the Royal Military College Band and the Australian Army Band Corps.

You have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism as a soldier and musician. Your dedication to the aims of the Australian Army Band Corps has been exemplary. You have arranged and supervised training and testing in respect of weapons proficiency and other aspects of AIRN compliancy. Your supervision of the conduct of these activities has ensured excellent results within the unit.

Your leadership in relation to the training of small musical groups within the band has ensured excellent performances, which have been received very warmly by the general public.

You have displayed sound leadership to your subordinates, and have provided accurate and timely advice to the higher levels of command within the band. Your many appearances as a soloist with the band have been of the highest professional standard, and have been of great benefit to the musical presentation of the band.

Your efforts reflect great credit on yourself and the Australian Army Band Corps.