GURNEY, Bryce Cameron
D755990, Major, The Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers

CITATION
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
For services to the New Zealand Defence Force Major GURNEY was deployed to Afghanistan from April to October 2008 with the New Zealand Provincial
Reconstruction Team in the Bamian Province. He served as head of the Development Group, responsible for the implementation of the development programme,
including the management of funding provided by New Zealand Aid and the United States Commanders Emergency Response Programme. He undertook a
complete review of the funding and delivery cycle of the New Zealand Aid programmes. As a result of this funding from the United States Commanders Emergency
Response Programme received a significant boost, increasing from US$2 million to over US$20 million. Major Gurney was responsible for the management of over
one hundred projects, ranging from digging wells for water supply to major road construction projects spread over a large and varied geographical area.  At the
same time, he provided effective mentoring to the less experienced junior officers attached to the Development Group and Afghan contractors, who had little or no
experience of tendering and contract management.








AWARDS
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
UNTAC Medal for Cambodia
New Zealand General Service Medal
Sinai
New Zealand General Service Medal (Afghan Primary)
NATO Medal
New Zealand Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular
Multinational Force of Observers Medal (MFO)

Chief of Army Commendation

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THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT