BAMFIELD, David Anthony
C82825, Air Vice Marshall, Royal New Zealand Air Force

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Year Honours List 2008
Air Vice-Marshal BAMFIELD was appointed to the Vice Chief of Defence Force role in February 2004. In essence, he set up the
role, bringing effect to the recommendations of the Hunn Review.  Over the last four years, Air Vice-Marshal BAMFIELD has
worked to translate the government’s defence policies and priorities into effective and practical strategic plans, statements of intent,
and output plans.  He established the required relationship with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other stakeholder government
agencies and has provided oversight and development direction for a range of NZDF or joint NZDF/MOD programmes, including
the Defence Sustainability Initiative, the Defence Planning Framework, the Resource Allocation and Management Programme, the
Defence Strategic Plan and the Defence Estate Strategic Plan. With the MOD, he has provided management at the strategic level
of New Zealand’s defence relationships and major international deployments, notably with Australia, the USA and key Asian and
Pacific partners.  In doing so, he has established and maintained a high level of confidence by the whole of government framework
in the NZDF.  His forthcoming retirement in February 2008 will mark almost 42 years of outstanding service and performance

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
Queen's Vietnam Medal
New Zealand Armed Forces Award and bar