Honour for long-serving Army officer
Monday 28 October 2013
Australia's Defence Administrative Assistant in Singapore, Warrant Officer Class One Geoff Vaughan, has achieved the milestone and honour of 25 years of service to his country as a member of the Australian Army.
WO1 Vaughan joined the Army as a 19-year-old and has served in a wide range of logistic roles, within Australia and overseas on operations.
"25 years have flown by and I'm very proud to have served the Australian Army for such a long period," WO1 Vaughan said.
"I have made some great mates in my time in Army and I look forward to continue serving into the future."
WO1 Vaughan has been in Singapore in his current role since 2012, and in 2014 will finish his posting and return to Australia. In recognition of his 25-year milestone he received a second clasp to his long service medal.
A clasp to a Defence Long Service Medal may be awarded for each successive period of five years qualifying service following the initial award of the medal. When the medal is not worn, a rosette is affixed to the ribbon bar of the medal denoting the award of each clasp. On award of the fifth clasp the previous four rosettes are replaced with a single Federation Star ribbon bar emblem. Additional Federation Star emblems are added for the sixth and subsequent clasps.