Warrant Officer Class Two Kevin Batiste has received the Conspicuous Service Cross

 

For his tireless dedication, outstanding leadership and devotion to his duty in The Australian Defence Force, Warrant Officer Class Two Kevin Batiste has received the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2017 Australia Day Awards. WO2 Batiste served as the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, leading the way in logistics at the 1st Recruit Training Battalion in Kapooka.

“I am very humbled because of the honour it brings me but it also recognises the trade that logisticians do, which is great for our corps to be recognised. To know that the efforts of my team and support from my superiors has

WO2 Kevin Batiste CSC
WO2 Kevin Batiste

contributed to this individual award is humbling”

WO2 Batiste has worked tirelessly to get significant results, achieving major savings, increased occupational safety, and support of and for the training of over 4000 recruits for Defence every year, where he has brought exemplary logistical support to “ensure improved processes, accountability and optimal training outcomes for Army’s newest WO2 Kevin Batistesoldiers” his award reads.

WO2 Batiste said he enjoyed his posting in Wagga, where he made great friends. In 2016, WO2 Batiste was deeply involved with the community, where he worked with the White Ribbon Ball committee, raising over $25, 000 for women affected by domestic violence. He was also instrumental with reinvigorating the Kapooka K-Series sporting events with Major Jon Morgan and the local businesses within Wagga.WO2 Kevin Batiste