The hassett award
The Hassett Award
The Hassett Award is a prestigious award presented each year by the Royal Australian Regiment Foundation to the RAR’s most outstanding junior leader. It was instituted after a donation to the Foundation was received by General Sir Francis and Lady Hassett and awarded at their request.
Each Battalion Commanding Officer is asked to nominate the junior soldier he feels appropriately displayed the most outstanding results in the year in regard to junior leadership. The nominations are then presented to a distinguished panel who then select a winner.
The Hassett Award was first presented in 2006. The Award is presented at the Royal Australian Regiment Foundation’s Annual Dinner.
The previous winners of the Hassett Award are:
2006: Cpl Albert Finnsson – 6 RAR
2007: Cpl Justin Huggett – 2 RAR
2008: Cpl Peter Majewski – 2 RAR
2009: Lt Bradley Freeman – 7 RAR
2010: Cpl Joshua Raward – 1 RAR
2011: Cpl Stephen Woods – 8/9 RAR
2012: Lt Cheyne Allen – 1 RAR
2013: LCpl Robert Shaw – 2 RAR
2014: Cpl Daniel Smith – 2 RAR
2015: Cpl Adam Pontifex – 7 RAR
2016: Cpl David Dau – 8/9 RAR
2017: Cpl Christopher Wiencke – 6 RAR
2018: Cpl Liam Kiernan – 2 RAR