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Army October 11, 2012
THE Intelligence Corps
has been bolstered by the
graduation of 23 Analysts
(AIO) privates and junior NCOs.
The combat intelligence profes-
sionals paraded before their friends
and families in the Memorial Garden
at the Defence Intelligence Training
Centre before being addressed by
reviewing officer Land Warfare
Centre Commander Col Darryl
Groves on September 14.
Col Groves said graduates were
entering the intelligence field at a
time of great opportunity and respon-
sibility. He said they would be "the
means by which highly demanded
intelligence support is produced and
Col Groves emphasised the sol-
diers present would soon be in a
position to contribute more to the
safety of others and success of the
mission than most others at their
rank. But with opportunity there is
expectation and responsibility which,
he noted, would be well beyond that
of their peers in other trades.
"You are quite likely to be in
positions where your assessments
and advice will have a disproportion-
ate effect on others -- including their
safety and wellbeing. You should be
encouraged and excited rather than
daunted by that challenge," he said.
Cpl Daniel Saunders was recog-
nised as the trainee of merit, having
achieved the highest standard across
all aspects of the course. This award
recognises Cpl Saunders' outstand-
ing achievements in performance,
presence and bearing, respect from
instructors and peers and future
potential as an intelligence profes-
sional. Cpl Saunders has been posted
to 2 Cav Regt.
Pte Christopher Blair received the
Academic Excellence Award, having
received the highest overall academic
results across all facets of the course.
This included the development and
dissemination of all key combat and
specialist intelligence products. Pte
Blair has also been posted to 2 Cav
Regt.The instructors choice award
went to Pte Ashleigh McCormick.
This award is presented to the trainee
who, in the collective opinion of the
staff, has shown the greatest level of
professional development through-
out the course. Pte McCormick dem-
onstrated a high level of personal
application, commitment and effort
to achieving positive outcomes. Pte
McCormick has been posted to 3
Coy, 1 Int Bn.
DIntTC has recently added a new
award for the Initial Employment
Training Course -- the Wing Sergeant"
Boost to Intelligence
Graduates prove they have what it takes as they ready for the new opportunities and responsibilities
You are likely to
be in positions
advice will have a
effect on others
their safety and
-- Col Darryl Groves,
Major's Award for Leadership,
which was presented to Cpl Andrew
Williamson. Cpl Williamson has been
posted to 1RAR.
For more information about a trade transfer
to AUSTINT, contact the recruiting manager
on (07) 5618 6346.
Excellence: Reviewing officer Land Warfare Centre Commander Col Darryl Groves reviews the parade of
new intelligence graduates. Inset, Col Groves presents LCpl Daniel Saunders with the trainee of merit award.
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