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Australian Colonel Awarded the U.S. Bronze Star

Australian Colonel Awarded the U.S. Bronze Star

An Australian Army colonel serving with the Multi-National Force in Iraq has been awarded a United States of America Bronze Star medal, Assistant Defence Minister Mal Brough announced today. Source: Minister for Defence, Canberra, Australia. Monday, July 5, 2004.

Major General Joseph F. Weber, Colonel Peter (Ted) Acutt and Brigadier General Peter Hutchinson. Photo Australian Army, Baghdad, July 2, 2004.

Maj Gen Weber, Col Acutt and Brig Gen Hutchinson

Mr Brough extended his congratulations to Colonel Peter (Ted) Acutt on his award, which acknowledged his exceptionally meritorious service with the coalition military headquarters in Iraq.

"Colonel Ted Acutt's Bronze Star award brings great credit to him for his professionalism and dedication to duty," Mr Brough said.

"Over the six months of his deployment to Iraq, Colonel Acutt undertook a number of key and challenging tasks as deputy chief of staff at the Combined Joint Task Force - Seven headquarters in Baghdad, which later became the Multi-National Force.

"He was instrumental in maintaining effective coordination between various coalition military elements, the Coalition Provisional Authority and emerging Iraqi ministries.

"In particular, Colonel Acutt was a strong advocate of cooperative planning for security matters and some of his initiatives have assisted the transition to Iraqi sovereignty."

Mr Brough said that Major General Joseph Weber USMC, Chief of Staff of the Multi-National Force in Iraq, presented Colonel Acutt with his Bronze Star medal at a ceremony in Baghdad last Friday night, which was also the last day of Colonel Acutt's tour of duty.  Also present at the ceremony was Brigadier Peter Hutchinson, commander of the Australian forces in the Middle East.

"Colonel Acutt's award is a fine example of the high regard in which our coalition partners hold Australian Defence Force personnel, and also demonstrates the type of contribution that Australians continue to make towards the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq." Mr Brough said.

  • Citation for Bronze Satar Award : Colonel Peter (Ted) Acutt, Australian Army

"For exceptionally meritorious service as the Multi-National Force - Iraq Deputy Chief of Staff at Camp Victory, Iraq, from 2 January to 1 July 2004. 

Colonel Ted Acutt was a key force in leading, strengthening and directing the staff efforts of the headquarters.  He served as the critical link between Combined Joint Task Force - Seven (CJTF-7), and later the Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I) headquarters, and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) senior leaders and ministries.

He directed the forward Joint Operations Center during the April 2004 insurgency spike, working with the CPA and CJTF-7 main to protect outlying government team sites.  He set the conditions for the new staff when MNF-I formed and established the processes for ongoing operations.  His personal commitment to this headquarters and its success has been extraordinary. 

His professionalism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself, the Australian Army and Multi-National force - Iraq."

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Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).