New Zealand Army Leadership Team
The New Zealand Army has a proud history of strong leadership. Today, there is no exception. Leadership excellence is what drives us forward, and developing future leaders is a key priority of our current Army Leadership Team.
Chief of Army
Major General John Boswell, DSD
The Chief of Army commands the New Zealand Army providing leadership and management to all Regular and Territorial Force personnel and our civilian staff. The Chief of Army is responsible for ensuring Army meets the goals set by the Chief of Defence Force and the New Zealand Government, and he is the principal advisor to the Chief of Defence Force on NZ Army matters.
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Deputy Chief of Army
Colonel Helen Cooper, DSD
The Deputy Chief of Army is the Chief of Staff for Army General Staff. The Deputy Chief of Army is responsible and accountable to Chief of Army for the strategic level planning and resourcing of New Zealand Army with emphasis on future capability management (across the P.R.I.C.I.E framework).
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Sergeant Major of Army
Warrant Officer Class One Clive Douglas
The Sergeant Major of Army is often referred to as the senior soldier in the New Zealand Army. The Sergeant Major of Army is an advisor to the Chief of Army on matters affecting the training, management and welfare of the soldiers of the New Zealand Army.
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Land Component Commander
Brigadier Jim Bliss
The Land Component Commander is the principal advisor to Commander Joint Forces New Zealand and his staff on the employment of land force capabilities. The Land Component Commander commands assigned land forces and this responsibility includes contributing soldiers to overseas operations.
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Assistant Chief Army (Reserves)
Colonel Geoffrey Fahey
The Assistant Chief Army (Reserves) is the senior officer in the Army Reserve. The key responsibility of this appointment are ensuring that the Army Reserve is effectively contributing to the New Zealand Defence Force meeting its directed outputs. The Assistant Chief Army (Reserves) provides advice to the Chief of Army and the Army Leadership Board on Army Reserve and general organisational issues.
Read the complete BIO for the Assistant Chief Army (Reserves)
This page was last amended on 11 March 2019