Task Group Medical Support Element One

Recognition of service with the Task Group Medical Support Element One (TGMSE 1) during the Gulf War 1990/91

  • A number of people raised the issue of eligibility for members of TGMSE 1 for the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with Clasp ‘Kuwait’. Members of TGMSE 1 currently receive the Australian Service Medal with Clasp ‘Kuwait’.  Members who served on TGMSE 2 and 3 received the AASM with Clasp ‘Kuwait’.
  • The Inquiry commenced with a call for public submissions on 24 July 2010.
  • Submissions closed on 23 August 2010.
  • The Report was present to the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence on 19 June 2012.
  • The Government has advised the Tribunal that it has accepted the following Tribunal Recommendation:  That there be no change to the medallic recognition of members who served with TGMSE 1.

Media Release – Announcement of Inquiry

Terms of Reference

TGMSE1 Report – Part 1 [PDF 400KB]

TGMSE1 Report – Part 2 – Appendices 1-6 [PDF 5.2MB]

TGMSE1 Report – Part 3 – Appendices 7-13 [PDF 4.4MB]

Government Response to the TGMSE Inquiry Recommendation


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Robert Taylor
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