MARRIOTT, Simon Montague
Major, Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Territorial Force)

CITATION
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
Major Simon Montague MARRIOTT, Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Territorial Force) Major Marriott has been instrumental in the
continued existence of the Waikato Mounted Rifles as the only Territorial Force armoured sub-unit, despite a number of significant challenges.
He has developed innovative and progressive training regimes that have allowed the unit to deliver a real capability. This includes arrangements
for personnel from the unit to train with British cavalry regiments. He also ensured the unit was well placed to take on new equipment and
adapt to the changes brought on  by the introduction of the Pinzgauer Reconnaissance Vehicle and the Light Armoured Vehicle. This approach
to training and the drive to maintain a useable capability translated into competent and capable soldiers who were fully committed.

Since his appointment as the Squadron Commander in January 2000, personnel from the unit have deployed to Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands,
Afghanistan and Korea. Such is the effectiveness of the Waikato Mounted Rifles that it has one of the highest rates of operational deployments
of any Territorial Force unit.

AWARDS
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal (Afghan Primary)
New Zealand Efficiency Decoration
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Territorial

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