Topic: Sewell, Lt Col Julian

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Summary of service to date (2009 11) appearing in the Hauraki News (number 57). The summary was followed by BOPT article (John Cousins) on Lt Col Sewell as the former Aide-de-Camp to two Governors-General took command of the 6th (Hauraki) Battalion.

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6th Hauraki Insignia

Lieutenant Colonel Sewell joined the Regular Force of the NZ Army in January 1982, as an officer cadet, and was commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps at the end of that year.

Lt Col Sewell held troop command appointments within Queen Alexandra's Squadron and 1st Squadron NZ Scottish, staff appointments within the Plans and Development Branch of Army General Staff; and training appointments at the Army Schools. He was Aide-de-Camp to two Governors General, Chief Instructor at the School of Armour, Squadron Commander at Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles, Team Leader at the Australian Army Battle Simulation Group, General Staff Officer Grade 2 Doctrine, Army General Staff; and Director of the NZ Army Simulation Centre.

Lt Col Sewell saw operational service with the United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor. He transferred to the Territorial Force on completion of 20 years’ service and held the appointment of Officer Commanding, Training Evaluation Team, 2nd Land Force Group, prior to posting to 6th (Hauraki) Battalion Group. He was the Officer Commanding Alpha Company before assuming command of the Battalion.

Lt Col Sewell was born in Rotorua and is of Te Arawa and Ngati Porou descent. He was educated at Hato Petera College, Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington. He is married to Maria and they have two young daughters. The Sewells live in Rotorua where Lt Col Sewell is employed as the Policing Development Manager for the Bay of Plenty Police.

 

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