Changes at the top
Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, Air
Commodore Mike Yardley and Brigadier Tim Gall will be taking
on new senior roles in the New Zealand Defence Force.
Vice-Marshal (AVM) Short moves to Vice Chief of Defence
Force and Brigadier Tim Gall will take on the role of
Commander Joint Forces that AVM Short vacates.
Chief of Air Force will be Air Commodore Mike Yardley who
takes over from retiring Air Vice-Marshal Pete
Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim
Keating said he was pleased with the appointments and looked
forward to all three joining his senior leadership team.
“I am pleased these three have been chosen to fill
these vital roles. They all have proven track records, and
will bring a wealth of experience to the Defence Force’s
Senior Leadership Team. I’m looking forward to working
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