JACOBS, Peter Wayne
G40095, Major, Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps

New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
For services to the New Zealand Defence Force Major JACOBS originally enlisted in the New Zealand Army in 1966 as a rifleman and saw active
service in Vietnam before transferring to the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps. Following a career as a health administrator and service in the
Territorial Force, he as commissioned to the Regular Force in 1987 and promoted to his present rank in 1999.  He has enthusiastically ensured that
the Medical Corps meets its mission and goals. He has approached policy development, in particular the recruitment, employment, and retention of
doctors and medical specialists with energy. He worked towards the development of a medical specialist base in Timor Leste with a focus on
sustainable operational outputs. Major Jacobs’s efforts ensured there was a continued supply of health specialist personnel critical to maintaining a
credible surgical capability in the remote Suai region of Timor Leste.

New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
Queen's Vietnam Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal
New Zealand Armed Forces Award and bar
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Territorial, Regular