PONSE, Ian Richard
G50997, Warrant Officer Class 1, Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment

CITATION
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
Warrant Officer Class One PONSE serves as Quartermaster of the 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery.  In this appointment, he has
managed three projects introducing new capabilities for operational deployments.  He completed the building of specialised lines for the Very Low
Level Air Defence Capability, which was completed on time and on budget. He was then instrumental in raising 39 Mortar Battery at Burnham and
ensured that it quickly became operationally capable. He has also been involved throughout with the development of the KAHU Unmanned Aerial
Surveillance Battle-Lab, from its experimental stages to first successful deployment in 2010. The introduction to service of all three assets have
significantly improved the Army’s operational capabilities

KNOWN AWARDS
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
New Zealand East Timor Medal
UN Transitional Authority East Timor Medal (UNTAET)
New Zealand Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular
International Force East Timor Medal (INTERFET)

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