Mr Comber is a former Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot. He is currently a senior advisor and search manager for LandSAR Taupo and a member of the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council. He has organised or co-led the annual Taupo Search and Rescue Exercise for 20 years. He was a Senior Representative at Scott Base for the Antarctic Programme and a member of the Joint US/NZ Search and Rescue Committee and the Joint SAR incident management team. Mr Comber was a member of the New Zealand LandSAR Board and LandSAR representative on the Police SAR Review and the Mountain Safety Council.
David Comber, of Taupo, MNZM, for services to Search and Rescue