The nation’s thanks and OAM for Landy
A career soldier from Mossman, Michael Landy, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day national honours list.
Currently serving in Townsville where he is in combat troop training, Warrant Officer Class One Landy was born and educated in Mossman and after completing an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner at Mossman Central Mill enlisted into the Australian Regular Army in 1989.
During his 27 years of service he has deployed to Rwanda in 1994, to East Timor in 1999, to Iraq in 2007 and to Afghanistan twice in 2012 and 2013 during which he was awarded the United States Bronze Star Medal for exceptional and meritorious service.
WO Landy was awarded the Order of Australia Medal, in the Military Division, for meritorious service as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 31st/42nd Battalion, the Royal Qld Regiment and the 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment. In addition to service and campaign med- als, he has also been awarded a Commander 1st Division Silver Commendation and a Commander 2nd Division Bronze Commendation.
“We’re so proud of our son,” said his parents, Trish and Des Landy of Mossman. Not to mention Michael’s wife Sharon and his three children aged, 15, 11 and 9. Likewise his brother and sister, who each wrote to WO Landy to congratulate him.
His medal citation reads: “His professionalism, leadership and work ethic have been instrumental in stewarding the soldiers of the 31st/42nd Battalion, Royal Qld Regiment and the 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, in preparation for deployments.
“His application of skills and knowledge combined with his dedication and mentoring of subordinates is exceptional and has directly influenced the development of the Infantry capability in Army.”
Michael Landy, OAM, grew up in Mossman