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Australian Infantryman's Combat Badge
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

Lieutenant Colonel Darren David HUXLEY
Lieutenant Colonel Darren David HUXLEY

Citation accompanying the award of Distinguished Service Cross to
LTCOL Huxley.

For distinguished command and leadership in action as Commanding Officer, Mentoring Task Force - Two on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan.

Colonel Huxley provided outstanding leadership to Mentoring Task Force - Two and encouragement for the 4th Brigade of the Afghan National Army during a period of significant change, including extensive transfer of responsibility to the 4th Brigade and changes in tactics to keep pressure on the insurgents.

Colonel Huxley’s exceptional command and leadership markedly advanced the Afghan assumption of security responsibility in Uruzgan Province and the Australian campaign in Afghanistan.

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