The appointment of Army's 2020 Jonathan Church Good Soldiering Ambassador and Award winners
On the occasion of the appointment of Army's 2020 Jonathan Church Good Soldiering Ambassador and Award Winners - 16 Jul 2020
The Trooper Church story describes a soldier who personifies Good Soldiering. Trooper Church's actions in Rwanda in 1995 remain a compelling example of exemplary character and service to which all soldiers and junior leaders should aspire.
The Jonathan Church Good Soldiering Award recognises five selected Good Soldiering recipients every year, from all areas across Army who demonstrate strength of character by exemplifying Army Values, Army Teaming behaviours, and excellence in soldiering by fulfilling the obligations of Our Contract with Australia. The senior Awardee each year becomes Army's 'Good Soldiering Ambassador'.
In 2020 the Jonathan Church Ambassador is Corporal Joshua Conaty - 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment.
The 2020 Jonathan Church Awardees are Sergeant Christopher Finch - 5th Aviation Regiment; Corporal Justin Rowan - School of Armour, Corporal Todd Snowden - School of Military Engineering, and Private Darryn Breugem - 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment.
I congratulate Corporal Conaty and all Good Soldiering Awardees and thank them for their exemplary service to Army and the Nation.
Richard M Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Chief of Army