Rowan John TinkAMCitation: For exceptional service to the army in the field of Regional Force Surveillance. (born 1955) is a former Australian Special Air Service officer whose identity was widely publicised after he was awarded the United StatesBronze Star, Army News, 1 August 2002<br />Bronze Star Citation:<br />To Lt-Col Rowan Tink, Australian Defence Force<br />For exceptionally meritorious achievement while serving as commander (of the Australian Task Group), Australian Defense (sic) Force, with Coalition Task Force - Mountain, in Bagram, Afghanistan. Lt-Col Tink's outstanding leadership, strategic and tactical proficiency, dedication to duty and commitment to mission accomplishment in a combat zone under the most extreme of circumstances greatly contributed to the success of Operation Enduring Freedom. Lt-Col Tink's performance of duty reflects great credit upon him, the Australian Defence Force and the Coalition members of Coalition Task Force - Mountain.<br />Signed by<br />Major General F.L. Hagenbeck, Commander, Coalition Task Force - Mountain, and<br />Thomas E. White, US Secretary of the Army. for his role commanding 150 SAS troopers in Afghanistan, notably during Operation Anaconda. The medal was presented to Lieutenant-Colonel Tink by Major GeneralFrank Hagenbeck at a farewell ceremony at Bagram on 24 July 2002.