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More than 40 UNSW Canberra alumni have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Two graduates were appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) – Major General David Peter Coghlan and Lieutenant General Gavin John Reynolds. The award recognises distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large.
MAJGEN Coghlan, who has previously been named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), was recognised for distinguished service in the field of Defence capability acquisition and sustainment as Head of Land Systems Division and Head Armoured Vehicle Division.
LTGEN Reynolds, who has also previously been named as a Member of the Order of Australia, was recognised for distinguished service as the Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and European Union, Head Military Strategic Planning and Chief of Defence Intelligence.
Eight UNSW Canberra graduates were named a Member of the Order of Australia, including Rear Admiral Wendy Anne Malcolm.
RADM Malcolm, who has previously been awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM), was recognised for exceptional service in surface ship sustainment for the Australian Defence Force.
UNSW Canberra Dean and Rector Professor Emma Sparks congratulated all recipients of a Queen’s Birthday Honour.
“We are proud to see so many members of the UNSW Canberra community acknowledged in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours, and we thank them for their contributions to Australia,” Professor Sparks said.
The UNSW Canberra recipients were among 70 alumni from across UNSW to receive a Queen’s Birthday Honour.
All UNSW Canberra honourees are currently serving, or have served, in the Australian Defence Force. The University also congratulates Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force and UNSW Science alumnus, Vice Admiral David Lance Johnston, who was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Governor-General David Hurley congratulated all Australians recognised on the Honours list.
“Recipients share some common traits – including selflessness, excellence and a commitment to service,” General Hurley said.
“They’re from different backgrounds, their stories are each unique, and each has served in different ways. This diversity is a strength and each has impacted their community and made it better.”
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Lieutenant General Gavan John Reynolds AM
Major General David Peter Coghlan AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Air Commodore Kirrily Ann Dearing
Brigadier Malcolm Dalziel Wells DSC
Colonel Andrew Paul Moss CSM
Group Captain Lindley James Ghee OAM
Major General Christopher Robert Smith DSC CSC
Mr Michael John Ward CSC
Rear Admiral Ian Gordon Murray RAN
Rear Admiral Wendy Anne Malcolm CSM RAN
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Wing Commander Colin Bruce WALKER
Commendation for Distinguished Service (CDS)
Brigadier Simeon Luke Ward CSC
Major Matthew David Hamill
Bar to the Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM1)
Lieutenant Colonel Paul John Bellas CSM
Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)
Captain Adrian Jude Capner RAN
Captain David Jason Tietzel CSM RAN
Colonel Stuart Nolan Cree
Lieutenant Colonel Fabian Ronald Harrison DSM
Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Ryan Kearns
Lieutenant Colonel Helen Elizabeth Mammino
Lieutenant Colonel Karl John Reynolds
Lieutenant Colonel Kelly Anne Dunne
Lieutenant Colonel Mathew Phillip Brooks
Squadron Leader Justin Wayne Hill
Squadron Leader Lauren Guest
Squadron Leader Neale Douglas Thompson
Squadron Leader Robert Peter Mcmullan
Squadron Leader Simon William Chittleborough
Wing Commander Dougal James Dow
Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)
Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Michael Markham
Lieutenant Commander Raymond Francis Mcerlean RAN
Major Andrew Michael Boyd
Major Ben Graham Caligari
Major Benjamin William Angus
Major Larissa Maree Cody
Wing Commander Todd Kenneth Yurkowski
Lieutenant David James Edgell RAN
Major Charmian Lynette Mckean
Squadron Leader Emily Grace Carrie
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Lieutenant Colonel Scott William Holmes
Wing Commander Steven Graham Duffy