ACKROYD, David Bruce
Major, Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment (The Duke of York’s Own)

CITATION
Distinguished Service Decoration
Major ACKROYD served as Logistics Advisor to the Falantil – Forca de Defesa De Timor Leste (F-FDTL) from June 2004 to July 2005.  In November
2010, he returned to Timor Leste to serve a second 12 month tour as Logistic Advisor to the Logistic Commander of the F-FDTL. In these roles he
trained, provided advice and mentored Timor Leste officers in the tactical and operational aspects of military logistics and encouraged them to find
solutions to problems and situations, rather than solving the problems himself and imposing solutions. The outcome has been the considerable
improvement in the capacity and overall skill levels in logistics management within the F-FDTL. He has also been pro-active within a multi-national
group of advisors whose efforts have created a sound base upon which the F-FDTL will grow and develop their maintenance and support
capabilities. Apart from his specialised role, his commitment to the F-FDTL has ensured that recent Falantil Day parades, when the legacy of those
who contributed and sacrificed so much for the Independence of Timor Leste are honoured, have been staged in a professional manner. The
esteem with which New Zealand is now held within Timor Leste, is due in no small measure to his skills and diplomacy.





AWARDS
Distinguished Service Decoration
NZ Operational Service Medal
East Timor Medal and bar
United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor UNMISET with numeral 2
NZ General Service Medal Timor Leste
NZ Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal and bar
NZ Fire Service Long Service Medal
NZ Defence Service Medal
Regular
Timor Leste Solidarity Medal

Chief of General Staff Commendation

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THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT