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A WORLD- first Canine Operational Service Medal program has been introduced to recognise the important contribution of military working dogs to Australia’s defence.
Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said the medals were part of the Department of Defence’s internal recognition system and not part of the Australian Honours and Awards system.
The Australian Defence Force is the world’s first defence force to implement recognition of this nature.
“Military working dogs have made valuable contributions to Australia’s defence over the years and this medal will honour that contribution,” Mr Tehan said.
Military working dogs have served in East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Solomon Islands.
The ADF uses military working dogs to conduct tasks ranging from security and crime prevention, emergency response, detecting improved explosive devices and personal and asset protection.
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