Roles And Organisation of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) (continued)
The primary mission of the NZDF is:
"to secure New Zealand against external threat, to protect our sovereign interests, including in the EEZ, and to be able to take action to meet likely contingencies in our strategic area of interest."
New Zealand's armed forces are raised and maintained for the following purposes:
- The defence of New Zealand, and of any area for the defence of which New Zealand is responsible under any act;
- The protection of the interests of New Zealand, whether in New Zealand or elsewhere;
- The contribution of forces under collective security treaties, agreements, or arrangements;
- The contribution of forces to, or for any of the purposes of, the United Nations, or in association with other organisations or States and in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations;
- The provision of assistance to the civil power either in New Zealand or elsewhere in time of emergency; and
- The provision of any public service.
The NZDF comprises Headquarters NZDF, the three Services (Navy, Army and Air Force) and Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand.
The Armed Forces of New Zealand comprise:
- The New Zealand Naval Forces, consisting of:
- the Royal New Zealand Navy;
- the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve;
- the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve;
- the Naval Reserves; and
- additional naval forces raised in time of war or other like emergency.
- The New Zealand Army, consisting of:
- the Regular Force of the New Zealand Army;
- the Territorial Force of the New Zealand Army;
- the Army Reserve; and
- additional army forces raised in time of war or other like emergency.
- The Royal New Zealand Air Force, consisting of:
- the Regular Air Force;
- the Territorial Air Force;
- the Air Force Reserve; and
- additional air forces raised in time of war or other like emergency.
- Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand was raised on 1 July 2001.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) commands the RNZN. The CNS is responsible for policy formulation and resource allocation. The CNS is also required to raise, train and sustain the operational force elements of the RNZN which are then assigned to the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand in the conduct of operations and joint exercises.
The Naval Combat Forces comprise HMNZ Ships Te Kaha, Te Mana and Canterbury which are prepared to conduct maritime operations. Two of these frigates with embarked helicopters (Seasprites) are available for military tasks. The third frigate can be available given longer preparation time.
The Naval Support Forces comprise the fleet replenishment ship, HMNZS Endeavour, which is prepared to conduct operational and maritime logistic support for deployed military forces. The NZDF military sea-lift-ship capability, formerly provided by HMNZS Charles Upham, will be replaced by the new multi-role vessel.
The Mine Counter-Measure (MCM) Forces consist of four inshore patrol craft; HMNZS Ships Moa, Kiwi, Wakakura, and Hinau. They are prepared to conduct route surveys and conditioning of selected New Zealand ports. The Diving and Diving Support Forces, are comprised of the Operational Diving Team and HMNZS Manawanui, which are prepared to support MCM Force operations and conduct independent diving and diving support tasks.
The Naval Control of Shipping organisation (NCS) comprises headquarters staff and NCS cells at Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Lyttelton and Dunedin. The organisation is prepared for the control of all shipping in times of threat and is provided by the Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR).
The Navy provides Hydrographic Data Collection and Processing for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Third Parties. The hydrographic and oceanographic survey vessel, HMNZS Resolution, specialist personnel and support infrastructure is used to conduct hydrographic data collection and processing which meets contractual commitments to LINZ and third parties. This capability is supported by the Navy's Hydrographic Office.
Organisation of the Royal New Zealand Navy
The Chief of Naval Staff - Rear-Admiral P.M. (Peter) McHaffie OBE, RNZN
Rear-Admiral (RADM) McHaffie was born in Rawene, in the Hokianga and was educated at Nelson College. His family includes relatives who were seafarers and that plus the challenges, commitment and comradeship of naval service, motivated him to join the Navy in 1967.
His early training at sea included a period attached to the Chilean Sail Training Vessel BE ESMERELDA and postings to HMNZ Ships INVERELL and WAIKATO.
Command of two Fisheries Protection launches, HMNZ Ships MANGA and PAEA and service in the frigate HMNZS TARANAKI followed before he undertook Principal Warfare Officer training in 1976 in the United Kingdom.
This was followed in New Zealand by a further period as the Operations Officer in HMNZS CANTERBURY. RADM McHaffie then had a variety of postings ashore in HMNZS TAMAKI and in the Naval Staff, and in early 1985 went back to sea as Executive Officer of HMNZS CANTERBURY.
An appointment in charge of RNZN officer training followed and in 1989 he was once again posted to HMNZS WELLINGTON, this time as the Commanding Officer. Ashore again in 1990, he served for two years on the staff of the Maritime Commander as Fleet Operations Officer.
In 1992, RADM McHaffie was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours List and took up an appointment on the Naval Staff as Chief of Naval Development. The following year he attended the Canadian National Defence College and returned to Defence Headquarters in 1994 as the Director Joint Command Control Communications and Information Systems. During this period he oversaw the introduction of the Defence Force wide area computer network.
In 1997 RADM McHaffie returned to the staff of the Maritime Commander as the Captain Fleet Personnel and Training. He was promoted to Commodore in 1998 and was appointed as the maritime Commander New Zealand. In that role he was responsible for the effective operations and training of all RNZN ships and their support functions.
On 8 April 2000, he was appointed Chief of Naval Staff with the rank of Rear-Admiral.
RADM McHaffie and his wife Pat have a daughter at university, and a son who has recently joined the Navy as a Midshipman.
The Chief of General Staff (CGS) commands the Army. Army General Staff, as part of HQ NZDF, supports the CGS in prescribing the Army's structural and operational capabilities, directing training activities, and managing Army personnel and resources. In addition, the Logistic Executive, based at Trentham but part of Army General Staff, manages the Army's equipment, works requirements, and all maintenance.
The Army is required to be capable of conducting land-based operations in defence of New Zealand and its interests. The Army must therefore be organised, equipped and trained to:
- Provide a flexible range of units and subunits from which the Government can select a contribution to a combined, coalition or collective force, including a UN force;
- Provide a readily deployable battalion group able to respond to lower-level contingencies in the region or to serve as a New Zealand contribution to an allied force;
- Provide a brigade group available at a longer period of notice to protect against more direct threats, should they arise in the future;
- Maintain a base support structure to sustain operational forces; and
- Provide the ability to maintain effective operational and training relationships with allies.
The Land Combat Forces, consisting of command, control and intelligence elements, and infantry, armour and reconnaissance force elements, are drawn from 2 Land Force Group and 3 Land Force Group and are prepared to conduct land operations. These forces are available to provide a range of contributions up to a battalion group (as in East Timor) or to contribute individual force elements to a peace support operation or a coalition force.
The Land Combat Support Forces, consisting of artillery, engineers and communications force elements, are drawn from 2 land Force Group and 3 Land Force Group and are prepared to conduct land operations in support of the Land Combat Forces.
The Land Combat Service Support Forces, consisting of transport/movements, medical, supply, repair and recovery and military police force elements, are drawn from 2 Land Force Group and 3 Land Force Group and are prepared to conduct land operations in support of the Land Combat and Land Combat Support Forces.
There are other specialist tasks that are undertaken by Army which include:
- The Special Air Service (SAS) Group, which is prepared to conduct special forces tasks in support of land operations, including: counter-terrorist operations in New Zealand or in the South Pacific when requested; and disposal of explosive devices and the neutralisation of chemical and biological devices.
Organisation of the New Zealand Army
Chief of General Staff - Major-General J. (Jerry) Mateparae ONZM
Major-General (MAJGEN) Mateparae was born in November 1954. He enlisted into the Regular Force of the New Zealand Army in June 1972. After three years service as a soldier, he graduated in December 1976 from the Officer Cadet School at Portsea Australia, to the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR).
MAJGEN Mateparae has had Regimental and Staff appointments in the New Zealand Defence Force. These include command at platoon, company and battalion level in the New Zealand Infantry Battalions and has also served with the New Zealand Special Air Service. He commanded the First Battalion RNZIR.
Other appointments include Chief Instructor at the New Zealand Army's Tactical School, Staff Officer Operations at New Zealand's Army Training Group and Army General Staff and Director of Force Development, Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force.
MAJGEN Mateparae has had two operational postings to peace support missions. He commanded the combined-force Truce Monitoring Group on Bougainville during OPERATION BELISI in 1998. He also had one 12 month tour of duty with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisation (UNTSO) as the Chief Observer in Southern Lebanon from May 1994 until May 1995. From December 1999 until July 2001, MAJGEN Mateparae was the Joint Commander for New Zealand forces in East Timor.
MAJGEN Mateparae has attended courses and training with the British, Australian, Singaporean, Malaysian and American armies. He is a graduate of the British Staff College, Camberley, the Australian Joint Services Staff College, the USCINCPAC Symposium on East Asian Security and the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom. He has a Master of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Waikato, and is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.
In December 1999, MAJGEN Mateparae was promoted and assumed the appointment as the New Zealand Army's Land Commander. In July 2001 he was re-appointed as the Land Component Commander in the Headquarters of Joint Forces New Zealand. MAJGEN Mateparae was promoted and took up his appointment as Chief of General Staff in February 2002. MAJGEN Mateparae was made an Additional Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the January 1999 New Year's Honours List.
MAJGEN Mateparae is married to Janine, and they have five children. His interests include reading, (watching) sport, homeopathy, fitness and helping Janine in the kitchen.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) commands the RNZAF and sets its strategic direction. CAS is responsible for policy formulation, planning and development, and resource allocation for the RNZAF. Management and provision of support for day-to-day activities are the responsibility of the functional directors: Director of Air Force Logistics (DLog(F)), Director of Air Force Personnel (DPers(F)), Director of Air Force Training (DTrg(F)) and Director of Air Force Support Services (DSS(F)).
The CAS is also required to raise, train and sustain the operational units of the RNZAF. The operational units of the RNZAF are assigned to the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand for the conduct of operations and joint exercises.
Air Force Capabilities
The Maritime Patrol Forces comprises No 5 Squadron, RNZAF (six P-3K Orion aircraft) prepared for the conduct of maritime surveillance of New Zealand's EEZ, the Pacific region and the Southern Ocean, search and rescue missions, and maritime air operations. The Squadron maintains two Orion aircraft ready to deploy on operations and to undertake emergency tasks.
The Fixed Wing Transport Forces comprises No 40 Squadron, RNZAF (five C-130 Hercules aircraft and two Boeing 727 aircraft) prepared to conduct strategic and tactical air transport operations, including military aeromedical evacuation. The Squadron maintains two C-130 Hercules aircraft for deployed military operations and one Boeing 727 for strategic (non-deployed) transport tasks.
The Rotary Wing Transport Forces comprises No 3 Squadron, RNZAF (14 Iroquois utility helicopters) prepared to conduct tactical air transport and counter-terrorist operations. The Squadron maintains six Iroquois helicopters ready to be deployed on operations and two additional helicopters on standby for rapid response tasks and for search and rescue tasks.
Organisation of the Air Force
Chief of Air Staff - Air Vice-Marshal J.H.S. (John) Hamilton ONZM, MVO
Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Hamilton joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force on 12 January 1971 as an Officer Cadet in the University Officer Cadet Scheme, General Duties (Pilot) branch. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree he commenced his pilot training in January 1974, graduating in the rank of Flying Officer.
AVM Hamilton commenced a Sioux Helicopter Basic Course in April 1975 followed by a Sioux Operational Conversion Course. He was subsequently posted to No 3 Squadron as an Observation Flight Pilot. In April 1978 he undertook an Iroquois Course and in August that year, was posted to No 3 Squadron as an Iroquois pilot.
AVM Hamilton was posted to Australia in January 1971 as the RNZAF exchange officer with No 9 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. On his return to New Zealand in February 1981, AVM Hamilton was posted to No 3 Squadron Detachment at RNZAF Base Wigram.
In August 1981 he commenced a Flying Instructors Course followed by a Helicopter Flying Instructors Course. He was promoted to Squadron Leader in June 1982 and posted to the appointment of Utility Flight Commander No 3 Squadron at RNZAF Base Auckland. On 15 December 1983, AVM Hamilton was posted to No 76 Advanced Staff Course at Royal Air Force Bracknell. On completion of his course, he was posted to Air Staff, initially as Plans 1, and then as Plans 2.
AVM Hamilton was appointed Personal Staff Officer to the Chief of Air Staff from November 1986 until his posting to RNZAF Base Auckland as Commanding Officer Number 3 Squadron, in January 1989. From June 1990 until June 1991, he attended the USAF Air War College. In October 1991 he was posted to the appointment of Commanding Officer Operations Wing, RNZAF Base Auckland. AVM Hamilton took up the post of Senior Air Staff Officer, OPHQ, at RNZAF Base Auckland in July 1993.
On 10 January 1994 AVM Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Group Captain, and appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff Programmes and Projects. AVM Hamilton was then posted to the appointment of Officer Commanding RNZAF Base Ohakea on 10 December 1996. On 2 December 1998 AVM Hamilton was promoted to Air Commodore and appointed Air Officer Commanding RNZAF Air Command.
With the establishment of the Joint Force Headquarters in July 2001, AVM Hamilton was appointed the Air Component Commander. He was appointed Chief of Air Staff on 25 February 2002 and promoted to Air Vice-Marshal.
AVM Hamilton was appointed a Member of the Most Loyal Victorian Order (MVO) on 20 October 1981. He was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the New Years List 2001.
Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand (HQ JFNZ) was established at Trentham on 1 July 2001. The Commander JFNZ (COMJFNZ) is responsible to CDF for the Operational Command of those NZDF force elements assigned, by the single Service Chiefs of Staff, for operational deployment and for selected joint and combined activities. The three Component Commanders (Maritime, Land and Air) exercise operational command of their respective force elements, with the support of the Joint Headquarters staff.
As well as planning the conduct of operations, HQ JFNZ also undertakes operational level contingency planning and coordinates and implements the NZDF exercise and activity programme.
HQ JFNZ is an integrated operational level headquarters that replaced the previous single Service operational level Command Headquarters. The staff branches are configured functionally using the internationally common staff system.
Organisation of HQ JFNZ
Commander Joint Forces New Zealand - Major-General M.J. (Martyn) Dunne, CNZM
Major-General (MAJGEN) Martyn John Dunne was born on 16 January 1950 in Auckland, New Zealand. He completed his secondary education at St Peter's College, Auckland.
MAJGEN Dunne transferred from the Territorial Force to the Regular Force of the New Zealand Army in October 1977 in the rank of Lieutenant, in the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
He was posted to 1 Ranger Squadron, New Zealand Special Air Service, Papakura (subsequently renamed 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Group), and employed as a Troop Commander. MAJGEN Dunne was promoted to Captain in August 1978. In Dec 1979, MAJGEN Dunne was deployed overseas with the New Zealand Army Truce Monitoring Contingent in South Rhodesia and employed as Team Leader.
On his return to New Zealand in Jun 1980, he was posted back to 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Group. He was employed as both Troop Commander and Operations Officer. During his tour with the Special Air Service MAJGEN Dunne saw service with a number of Special Force units in Australia and the United States.
In February 1982, MAJGEN Dunne was posted to HQ Land Force Command, Takapuna and was employed as the Staff Officer Grade 3 Special Duties. He was posted, on attachment, to the Officer Cadet School, Portsea, Australia in November 1982 as the NZ Instructor.
On his return to New Zealand in December 1984, MAJGEN Dunne was posted to 1st Task Force, Papakura. He was promoted to the rank of Major on 16 December 1985. During the period January to December 1986, MAJGEN Dunne attended the Australian Army Command and Staff College, Queenscliff, Australia. On completion of his course, he was posted to 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Group and was employed as a Squadron Commander. In April 1988 MAJGEN Dunne was posted to 1 Brigade, Papakura as Brigade Major.
In July 1989, MAJGEN Dunne was appointed Commandant of the Officer Cadet School in Waiouru and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He was posted to HQ NZDF, Wellington in December 1991, as Deputy Director Joint Plans.
MAJGEN Dunne was promoted to Colonel on 10 November 1992, and assumed the appointment of Director of Joint Operations, Plans and Training, at Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force in Wellington. In December 1994, MAJGEN Dunne was appointed as the Commander 2 Land Force Group, Linton Camp. He attended the Australian College Defence and Strategic Studies, Australia in 1998 and on return to New Zealand in December 1998 he assumed the appointment as the Director, Directorate Force Development, HQ NZDF Wellington.
In September 1999 MAJGEN Dunne deployed with the New Zealand Force East Timor as the Senior National Officer. He was promoted to Brigadier in October 1999 and commanded Dili Command, an operational formation in the International Force in East Timor (INTERFET). He returned to New Zealand in February 2000 and was appointed Acting Assistant Chief (Operations) (until July 00) and Special Project Officer to CDF. MAJGEN Dunne was promoted to the rank of Major-General on 2 April 01 prior to assuming his current appointment as Commander Joint Forces New Zealand (COMJFNZ).
Key NZDF Personnel (Brigadiers (E) and above)
|Chief of Defence Force (CDF):||Air Marshal B.R. (Bruce) Ferguson|
|Chief of Naval Staff (CNS):||Rear Admiral P.M. (Peter) McHaffie|
|Chief of General Staff (CGS):||Major General J. (Jerry) Mateparae|
|Chief of Air Staff (CAS)||Air Vice-Marshal J.H.S. (John) Hamilton|
|Commander Joint Forces NZ (COMJFNZ):||Major General M.J. (Martyn) Dunne|
|Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (DCDS):||Brigadier C.W. (Clive) Lilley|
|Head International Defence Relations:||Mr P. (Paul) Sinclair|
|Chief Financial Officer (CFO):||Mr M. (Maurice) Horner|
|Assistant Chief Development (AC Dev):||Commodore G.C. (Gary) Collier|
|Assistant Chief Resources (AC Rscs):||Air Commodore D.A. (David) Bamfield|
|Assistant Chief Personnel (AC Pers):||Brigadier W.J. (Warren) Whiting|
|Chief Information Officer (CIO):||Mr R.J. (Ron) Hooton|
|Deputy Chief of Navy DCN):||Commodore M.J. (Mike) Wardlaw|
|Deputy Chief of General Staff (DCGS):||Brigadier R.R. (Rick) Ottaway|
|Deputy Chief of Air Staff (DCAS):||Air Commodore T.M. (Terry) Gardiner|
|Maritime Component Commander (MCC):||Commodore D.I. (David) Ledson|
|Land Component Commander (LCC):||Brigadier P.S. (Paul) Southwell|
|Air Component Commander (ACC):||Air Commodore G.B. (Graham) Lintott|