25 July 2014
Lieutenant Commander (LTCDR) Ian Marshall RNZN has been appointed as Resident Naval Officer South Island, based in Christchurch, replacing Captain Tony Millar RNZN.
LTCDR Marshall has recently returned from 12 months in Korea as the Demilitarised Zone Operations Officer for the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, responsible for inspecting and reporting on all Republic of Korea Guard and Observation Posts in the Demilitarised Zone.
This was LTCDR Marshall’s second deployment to Korea having served as the Assistant Joint Duty Officer from September 2007 to April 2008, followed by a deployment to Afghanistan as the Assistant Projects Officer in 2008-2009.
LTCDR Marshall was also the Resident Naval Officer, Dunedin from 2010 until 2013 and played a pivotal role in the Home Port Commissioning of HMNZS OTAGO in July 2010, with ceremonies in both Dunedin and Bluff.
LTCDR Marshall enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserves at HMNZS PEGASUS in 1991 and has served on HMNZ Ships PEGASUS, KIWI, MOA and TOROA.
LTCDR Marshall is looking forward to returning to PEGASUS and the challenges that his new role brings. “I’m particularly interested in engaging with the community at all levels to ensure the Navy profile is maintained at its current high level.”