Bruce Ferguson

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Sir Bruce Reid Ferguson
Born (1949-07-14) 14 July 1949 (age 68)
Napier, New Zealand
Allegiance New Zealand
Service/branch Royal New Zealand Air Force
Years of service 1969–2006
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held Chief of Defence Force
RNZAF Base Auckland
RNZAF Operations Wing
Central Flying School
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Air Force Cross
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
Other work Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management
Government Communications Security Bureau

Air Marshal Sir Bruce Reid Ferguson, KNZM, OBE, AFC (born 14 July 1949)[1] is a retired Royal New Zealand Air Force officer who served as Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force and Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau.[2][3] He took up the appointment when the previous director, Warren Tucker, was appointed as Director of the Security Intelligence Service on 1 November 2006. Ferguson's term of appointment was for four years, stepping down from the role in 2011.[3]

Previous to this he was the acting director of the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management,[3] after he retired earlier in 2006 from a distinguished military career which culminated in four years as the New Zealand Chief of Defence Force.[3][4]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z [1], Prime Minister's Press Release – New Director of Government Communications Security Bureau.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 May 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  5. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours 2006" (9 June 2006) 54 New Zealand Gazette 1341.
  6. ^ Special Honours List (12 August 2009) 118 New Zealand Gazette 2691
  7. ^ Gibson, Nevil (1 August 2009). "Arise Sir... or Dame... for 70 on honours list". National Business Review. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Air Marshal Carey Adamson
Chief of Defence Force
Succeeded by
Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae
Government offices
Preceded by
Warren Tucker
Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau
Succeeded by
Jerry Mateparae