TRENGROVE, George Sean
T47259, Colonel, Colonel’s List, New Zealand Army (Territorial Force)

Member of the Royal Victorian Order

Distinguished Service Decoration
New Year Honours List 2009
Colonel Trengrove deployed to Timor Leste from October 2007 to February 2008 on a short term Regular Force engagement as the
Deputy Commander of the International Stabilisation Force (ISF). His role was pivotal in ensuring effective interaction at an
operational level between the Security Forces of Timor Leste, the United Nations Police contingent and the ISF. He adopted a
proactive approach to ensure that relationships between Timor Leste government officials and staffs of the United Nations mission
and the ISF were enhanced. He constantly reinforced in all forums the role and mandate of the ISF, to ensure a clear delineation of
responsibility in regards to the appropriate forces and the level of force to be used to provide a stable environment. He also worked
tirelessly to build and maintain trust between the local Timorese communities and the international security forces.

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
United Nations Truce Supervisory Medal (UNTSO)
New Zealand General Service Medal - Timor Leste
New Zealand Sesquicentenial Medal 1990
New Zealand Armed Forces Award