In recognition of your outstanding contributions to the Australian Army Band Corps and the Australian Defence Force.
You have been commended for your outstanding service as the leader of the Drum Corps within the Royal Military College Band. As a Lance Corporal qualified on Oboe, you have proven yourself to be willing and able to fulfil and provide an integral capability and leadership role to this sub unit, through your management and training of the Drum Corps. Your dedication and professionalism to the Australian Defence Force has also meant that you have also personally dedicated many hours of your own time to provide training to the Drum Corps within Australia’s Federation Guard. This is an outstanding contribution given that the side drum is not your primary instrument.
Your personality and demeanour encourages high levels of enthusiasm, team work and productivity from those around you. Your eagerness to ensure that the product that is presented to the public is at its highest possible standard is an absolute credit to you. This was also very evident during your recent participation at the Basel Tattoo, where you personally coordinated workshops and lessons between the United States Old Guard Fifes and Drums and the Australian Army Band drummers.
Your efforts reflect great credit on yourself and exemplify what the Australian Army Band Corps requires of its members.
John Franklin President AABC Association
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