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