8 April 2010

Mark Fesaitu Vaurasi is currently the Deputy Manager of the Royal New Zealand Naval Armament Depot, North Shore City, Auckland, where he is responsible for General Administration, Human Resources Management, Training, Security, Facilities Maintenance, Biosecurity; and continuous improvement issues within the RNZNAD.

Mark retired from the New Zealand Army in October 2003 after completing 30+ years military service (includes initial 5 years secondment from RFMF while undergoing NZ Cadet Training) to take up a role in the NZ Aviation Security Service for 12 months with the view of becoming an Air Marshall, followed by employment with the NZ National Bank in October 2004; before returning to the NZ Defence Force in May 2005. His more recent appointments include a posting to the New Zealand Embassy, New Zealand Defence Staff in Washington DC, USA, and prior to that he was employed at Development Branch, Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force.

“..After starting my military career in New Zealand as an Armourer way back in 1972, when I was a young 16 year old cadet, then moved on to career paths in Training, Personnel Administration, Human Resources Management etc, I am lucky to be employed in my current position. ---- how events and my military career and life had taken a complete full circle and to return and work alongside Explosives Technicians and Navy Weapons Technicians - Armourers..”.

Mark & others

Left to right: Mark Vaurasi (Deputy Manager), Rear Admiral Tony Parr, MVO (4th from left).