AABC Association (Bruce Pinney) Award 2006

Sergeant Russell G. Paynter

The Citation reads:

In recognition of your outstanding contributions to the Australian Army Band Kapooka and the Australian
Army Band Corps.

Throughout your many years of service, but particularly during the past two years, you have demonstrated
the highest standards both musically and personally. You have contributed much to the unit's effectiveness
in your role as Sergeant Group Leader and Leader/Trainer of the Big Band. You have also fulfilled the duties
of Training Sergeant enthusiastically, establishing an effective programme that has enhanced the unit's capability.

You have consistently applied yourself to the tasks demanded of Sound Engineer and have provided a high level of sound management. Your leadership of the Big Band has been exemplary and has always been of the highest standards. As a consequence of these efforts you have been instrumental in maintaining high morale within both the Big Band and the unit as a whole that has seen the unit receive many accolades from the public.

You have demonstrated a high personal performance standard that sets a fine example to your subordinates and peers alike.

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