O’NEILL, Terence Albert Joseph
L41410, Major, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment

CITATION
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
Major O’NEILL has served as Officer Commanding, Recruit Company for the past four years.  In this capacity he has had a direct and positive influence on the personal and professional development of thousands of New Zealand Army personnel, both recruits and unit staff.  He has at all times demonstrated and promoted the fundamental core values of the New Zealand Army (Courage, Commitment, Comradeship and Integrity).  He has led a challenging command with a combination of the correct degrees of empathy and sharp discipline.  He also planned and implemented the introduction of the Enhanced Basic, a training regime that will allow the New Zealand soldier to operate in a complex environment through the use of sophisticated equipment, systems and tactics.  The effect that the Enhanced Basic training will have on the continuing success of New Zealand soldiers on operational deployments cannot be underestimated

KNOWN AWARDS
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular

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