Defence personnel named in Queen's Birthday honours

4 June 2010

Eleven New Zealand Defence Force personnel have been named in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours. 

The recipients are as follows:

To be a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM):

  • Squadron Leader James Robert JENNINGS
    Royal New Zealand Air Force

To be an Additional Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM):

  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas John GILLARD
    Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery

To receive the Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD):

  • Group Captain Mary Elizabeth COX (Retired)
    Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Commander Jason Stewart HAGGITT
    Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Lieutenant Blake William HERBERT ED
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force)
  • Lieutenant Michael William KOBERSTEIN
    New Zealand Intelligence Corps
  • Major Simon Montague MARRIOTT
    Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Territorial Force)
  • Commander Andrew Gavin McMILLAN
    Royal New Zealand Navy
  • Corporal Matthew William PEARCE
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
  • Wing Commander Brendon PETT
    Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Major Brendon Patrick WOOD
    Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps


Note to editors: The Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD) recognises distinguished military service by regular, territorial and reserve members of the New Zealand Defence Force, including command and leadership and service in an operational environment, or in support of operations. 

Media wishing to interview recipients from:

  • Navy should contact Lieutenant Sarah Campbell, Senior Media Adviser (Navy) 021 244 0638.
  • Army should contact Kristian Dunne, Senior Media Adviser (Army) 021 478 574.
  • Air Force should contact SQNLDR Kavae Tamariki, Senior Media Adviser (Air) 021 420 899.
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