- Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG has been on two tours of East Timor and six in Afghanistan, as well as Iraq and Fiji.
- He was awarded the Medal for Gallantry in 2006, a Victoria Cross in 2010 and Commendation for Distinguished Service in 2013.
- He is the most decorated serving soldier in the Commonwealth.
- Success in competitive environments
He is a soldier who embodies Army’s values of courage, Initiative, and Teamwork and the ethos of the Special Air Service Regiment. He is held in the highest esteem by his peers, subordinates and superiors alike for his personal attributes and his professionalism
Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie AC DSC CSM
Chief of the Australian Army
My friend, those in the most senior ranks of our nation have observed your steely adherence to the ethos of your military calling: the relentless pursuit of excellence; the primacy of operational capability; discipline; loyalty; fairness; mutual respect; and humility. In facing this test, you have been seen to reach the highest realms of gallantry and the deepest stores of self knowing
Quentin Bryce AC CVO
Governor General of Australia