Rob Krushka
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Rob Krushka

New Zealand Defence Force / Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa

Chief Joint Defence Services

  • Appointed in November 2019.
  • Has served as commander logistics at Defence Logistics Command and as logistic commander land.
  • Served as commanding officer of 2nd Logistics Battalion and then chief of staff, 2nd Land Force Group. Served in Iraq as a UN military advisor, and on return to NZ became military secretary, Army General Staff.
  • Regimental appointments have included a tour in Antarctica as detachment commander and a deployment to East Timor as the 4th NZ Battalion Group’s officer commanding combat services support company.
  • Served at headquarters of the joint operations command in Sydney. On return to NZ became assistant military secretary before a posting to headquarters of Joint Forces NZ.
  • Awarded an Australian Defence Force commendation for his work after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.
  • In June 2006 appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
  • Graduate of the NZDF Command and Staff College (Dux) and the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (Distinguished Graduate). Holds post-graduate diploma in arts (Distinction), Master of business administration and a Master of science in national resource strategy (Distinguished Graduate).


New Zealand Defence Force / Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Chief Of Staff, 2nd Land Force Group, Commanding Officer, 2nd Logistics Battalion
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
New Zealand Defence Force / Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Military Secretary
Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
United Nations
Military Advisor
Jan 2011 - Present
New Zealand Defence Force / Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Logistics Commander (Land)
Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
New Zealand Defence Force / Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Chief Joint Defence Services, Commander Defence Logistics
Mar 2017 - Present

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