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Army May 23, 2013
THE Army Top 20 Badge
depicts a pair of crossed Lee
Enfield .303 rifles surrounded by
The badge may be worn by
those members who qualify as
the final 20 competitors at the
Champion Shot for the Army
competition held at AASAM.
The badge is sponsored by
the Director of Infantry.
The badge is worn in place
of the Skill at Arms Badge
(crossed rifles) and in the same
manner as that badge.
A member qualified as a
sniper who is also qualified for
an Army Top 20 Badge may
choose to wear either the Sniper
Badge or the Army Top 20
Badge but not both, and is worn
Sgt Damian Griffin
WO1 Andrew Munn is Army's
Champion Shot for an impressive
fifth time after a close-fought
battle for the title at AASAM in
After more than a week of intense
competition, three Champion Shots
Medals were awarded, one to each
service -- Army, Navy and Air force.
WO1 Munn, of CATC, edged out
his nearest rival, Pte Aaron Woolston,
of 10/27RSAR, and described this
year's competition as a tough battle.
"The (shooters) are getting better
every year, and it's getting more
difficult to win," he said.
"The Army team is really
good; they're very competitive and
"Last year I didn't do well and I
spoke to the coaches and pretty much
started from scratch. They worked
the standard that I needed to be to do
It was WO1 Munn's 14th
AASAM, having first competed in
1992. He won the Champion Shots
Medal in 2000, and said the best
thing about AASAM was being
among like-minded marksmen.
"The Australian team is a great
bunch of blokes from a lot of
different units, both ARA and ARes,
and they all come together for this
month. We all train together, we learn
from each other, and have a good
AB Christopher Benton, of West
Head Gunnery Range, won for Navy.
LAC Dean Thurtell, of 23 Sqn, took
out the prize for Air Force.
The separate, but highly
competitive, Best International Shot
was won by SSgt Armando Mejia, of
To the applause of almost 350
fellow competitors, each winner was
carried in to the awards presentation
upon their teammates' shoulders in a
ceremonial winner's chair.
Lt-Gen Morrison awarded
the medals and praised the level
of professionalism displayed at
"What binds everyone in this
room together, irrespective of
the country they come from or
the service they belong to, is the
recognition that as service men
and women there is nothing more
important than having an ability to
use your personal firearm," he said.
"It's what sets us apart as a
profession of arms, and the skill at
Champion shots riding high
Services' best battle for the top gongs out at the range
1st Champion Shot of the Army
1st Applied Marksmanship Practice
2nd 400m Snap ADF EOS
2nd Advanced Application of Fire ADF Masters 170
3rd 400m Deliberate ADF EOS
1st LF6 Team (AACST)
WO1 ANDREW MUNN, CATC
1st WO1 Andrew Munn, CATC
2nd Pte Aaron Woolston, 10/27RSAR
3rd Cfn Jaden Hopfner, 8/7RVR
4th Pte Reece Ferguson, 1/19RNSWR
5th WO2 Peter Richards, 6ESR
6th Pte Scott McMillan, 8/7RVR
7th Pte Jarrod Mollison, 5/6RVR
8th Cpl Trent Cox, 6RAR
9th Col Geoff Stacey, JHC
10th Pte Christopher Payne, 2RAR
TOP 10 ARMY SHOTS
arms meeting run by the Australian Army
at Puckapunyal each year recognises that
fact first and foremost."
Lt-Gen Morrison also praised the
standard of shooting, and thanked the 16
international teams that had travelled to
attend the competition.
"For all of those teams who have
travelled across the globe to be here, my
thanks," he said.
"It is of particular pleasure for me that
we have seen two new teams to AASAM
this year: a team from Tonga and a team
"I am very, very appreciative of
how all of the international teams have
come together with a real sense of
professionalism and camaraderie.
"We are here to learn from each other,
to improve both as individuals and as
teams. I think that one of the things that
has really been apparent to me ... is that
the levels of shooting have gone up,
certainly within the ADF, but I think also
within the international teams."
To be named Champion Shot, each
shooter competes in 11 matches. Matches
one through to seven are basic application
of fire from 100m-450m. The competition
then goes into LF6, the Applied
Marksmanship Practice and Match 16,
which is the close-quarter practice.
Those who achieve the best aggregate
score from these matches, then enter the
top 20 Army, top 10 Navy and top 10 Air
Force shooters, who then compete for the
Champion Shots Medal in their respective
Those Army shooters that make it into
the top 20 receive a Top 20 Badge, which
is similar to the Marksmanship Badge,
but also includes a laurel.
CHAMPION SHOT MEDAL
THE Champion Shot Medal was
set up on September 13, 1988, by
Letters Patent and builds on an
extended history in other nations
of rewarding skill in weaponry.
Navy, Army and Air Force
each compete, with a medal for
each service awarded to the win-
The Governor-General makes
the awards on the recommenda-
tion of the CDF or the Chief's
No more than three medals
can be awarded in each calendar
year. The medal may be awarded
to a member of the Navy, the
Army and the RAAF. Each person
is selected through a competition.
If the same person receives a
further Champion Shots award it
is in the form of a date bar, which
is attached to the ribbon of the
The Champion Shots Medal
is a circular brass medal with
the Crown of St Edward. Two
wreaths of laurel leaves surround
a symbol of two crossed rifles
superimposed on the stars of
the Southern Cross. There is no
design on the back of the medal.
The ribbon has a central dark
blue vertical band flanked by two
vertical bands of red, which are
in turn bordered by two vertical
bands of light blue.
A clasp inscribed with the
year awarded is attached to
ARMY TOP 20 BADGE
Army's best: WO1 Andrew Munn (pictured inset on the range) is chaired on
parade after being announced as the Champion Shot of the Army for the fifth
Photo by Sgt Brian Hartigan
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