KILLED IN ACTION - 4 JULY 2011
SGT Langley enlisted in the Australian Army on the 18th of April 1993 and after initial training and a short period in the Army Reserve was allocated to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment in 1994. He later successfully completed Commando selection and training and was posted to the 2nd Commando Regiment (then the 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (Commando)) in 2004. SGT Langley has seen Operational service in East Timor and Afghanistan. Sergeant Todd Langley was a dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate warrior who did not seek the limelight, preferring instead to let his actions speak for themselves. His professionalism and leadership was infectious.
SGT Langley was twice awarded the Commendation for Distinguished Service, the Australian Active Service Medal with clasps East Timor and International Coalition Against Terrorism, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Australian Service Medal with clasp Counter-Terrorism / Special Recovery, the Defence Long Service Medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the United Nations Transitional Administration East Timor Medal with 2 device, the NATO medal with International Security Assistance Force clasp and 2 device, the Unit Citation for Gallantry, the Infantry Combat badge, the Returned from Active Service Badge, and posthumously the United States Meritorious Service Medal.
During SGT Langley's service in the Australian Army, he deployed on the following Operations:
OPERATION TANAGER (East Timor) – 2001
OPERATION CITIDEL (East Timor) – 2003
OPERATION SLIPPER (Afghanistan) - 2006
OPERATION SLIPPER (Afghanistan) - 2007
OPERATION SLIPPER (Afghanistan) – 2009
OPERATION SLIPPER (Afghanistan) – 2011
Protective Security Detachment deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations - 2008
Multiple domestic Counter-Terrorism operations for the provision of security to international events