ROBERTS Neil Andrew
X21434, Warrant Officer Stores Accountant, Royal New Zealand Navy

NZ Distinguished Service Decoration
To receive The New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD) Warrant Officer Roberts has served as Warrant Officer of the
Navy since January 2006. This is a demanding position and one that requires special skills and commitment. He has been
especially effective in exercising an international influence at a level that has never before been achieved. He was instrumental in
arranging the first ever regional Navies’ warrant officers’ seminar held in Auckland. This event established a benchmark that other
Navies are now striving to emulate.

He has also established particularly effective networks with his counterparts overseas and these have enhanced the reputation of
the RNZN and opened up a wide range of experiential and personal development opportunities for RNZN senior ratings. He has
also worked closely with the United States Navy’s Pacific Fleet to develop an enhanced programme in Hawaii for the Navy’s sailors
of the year. He has pioneered a comprehensive range of international engagement activities that would have been regarded as
very unlikely a few years ago.

NZ Distinguished Service Medal
NZ Operational Service Medal
NZ General Service Medal
NZ Meritorious Service Medal
Royal NZ Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
NZ Defence Service Medal

Warrant Officer of the RNZN Badge