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Australian Infantryman's Combat Badge
Distinguished Service Medal

CAPT Scott Anthony Stort

Citation accompanying the award of Distinguished Service Medal to
CAPT Scott Stort.

For distinguished leadership in action as the Commander, Mentoring Team Four, Combat Team Charlie, Mentoring Task Force - Two, on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan.

Captain Stort is an exemplary officer who demonstrated outstanding leadership in contact with the enemy on numerous occasions.

His calm but authoritative control and his motivation of Australian and Afghan soldiers in the most hazardous circumstances were excellent.

His direction and guidance guaranteed the success of his team in combat, ensured the safety of his soldiers, and enabled superior levels of performance from the Afghan National Army soldiers he mentored.

His distinguished leadership was pivotal to the task force’s domination