04 April 2011
Major General Tim Keating and Warrant Officer Class One Danny Broughton will be formally welcomed as the new Army senior leadership team at the Army Marae in Waiouru next week.
Major General Keating and Warrant Officer Class One Broughton have both recently commenced their new appointments as the Chief of Army and the Sergeant Major of the Army respectively.
"I am honoured to have been chosen to lead the New Zealand Army. I have appointed WO1 Danny Broughton as my SMA because I am confident we will work together as an effective command team to turn the challenges ahead into opportunities.
In assuming command, I am determined that we will continue to transition to an Army that can confidently meet the next contingency with high-quality, well equipped, and trained people who are led by the best leaders New Zealand can produce. "
Both Major General Keating and Warrant Officer Class One Broughton have had long successful military careers.
Representative of Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngati Tama-Whiti have been invited to give a whai korero to welcome Major Gerenal Keating and Warrant Officer Class One Broughton at the Army Marae.
Media are invited to attend the ceremony at the Marae. Waiouru is home to Army training and there is opportunity for Media to visit an Army training unit later in the day.
What: Powhiri for New Army Leadership team.
Where: New Zealand Army Marae, Waiuoru.
When: 06 May 2011, 1100hrs at the Army Marae car park.
Media who would like to attend the welcome and/or visit a training unit in Waiouru Camp please contact Communications Advisor Paul Stein, 021 409 033.
The Army is a family bound together by the ethic of service, by our military professionalism, and by common values, traditions, and purpose. To compliment the establishment of the Marae, the Army has been given the name “Ngati Tumatauenga”. All members of the Army, in the widest sense to include associated civilians and family members along with retired personnel, thus belong to Ngati Tumatauenga. In addition, they will, of course, retain membership of their own tribe and iwi, and their own family and other associations. This distinct Ngati Tumatauenga identity will enable the Army to develop its own cultural practices and ceremonial within the bound of Tikanga Maori and European custom, and to focus on those professional ethics which are essential to the well-being of the Service.