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Australian Infantryman's Combat Badge
Commendation for Distinguished Service

Major Brenton Pearce
MAJ Brenton John Pearce

Citation accompanying the award of Commendation For Distinguished Service to MAJ Brenton Pearce.

For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations and in action as the Officer Commanding Combat Team Bravo, Mentoring Task Force - Two on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan.

Major Pearce demonstrated an outstanding understanding of complex counterinsurgency operations and was highly effective in engaging with local community leaders to reduce tensions and advance the Coalition mission.

He made a critical contribution to four successful major clearance operations that resulted in the significant disruption of insurgent activity in his area of responsibility.

His execution of complex command duties over a sustained period of high tempo counterinsurgency operations was of the highest order.

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