MORTIBOY, Mark John Richard
U51722, Warrant Officer Class One, Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment (The Duke of York’s Own)

New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Years Honours List 2008
WO1 MORTIBOY holds the appointment of Master Driver at the Land Operations Training Centre. In this role he drew on his long experience in his
trade, and his experience as a soldier, to meet the difficult circumstances resulting from a number of tragic deaths of young Army drivers and the
consequent detailed focus on driver training within the Defence Force.  He has remained unrelenting in his commitment to advancing and
implementing safe driving practices, both for peacetime training and on operations. WO1 MORTIBOY maintains a passion for open and transparent
training practices.  His sensitivity and genuine concern in dealings with the families of the deceased soldiers and with the other soldiers involved in
the accidents were remarked upon during a coroner’s inquest.  He has been a strong advocate driving policy development and decision making and
subsequently played a leading role in implementing changes to the way Army drivers are trained.

New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal
New Zealand New Zealand East Timor Medal
United Nations Transitional Authority East Timor Medal
New Zealand Meritorious Service Medal
New Zealand Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
Multinational Force & Observers Medal