Bring your passport because you will need it, wherever you serve in the Defence Force. Our role is truly international. From supporting the United Nations with personnel and resources to standing shoulder to shoulder with our military allies, we go where the work takes us – and it takes us to many interesting and exotic places, from Antarctica to Egypt.
To give you an idea, at the time of writing this, we are deployed on 19 separate peacekeeping operations, UN missions and defence exercises across 10 countries. These include Timor-Leste, Afghanistan, Solomon Islands, Middle East, Sudan, Iraq and South Korea.Travel is a big part of any career in the Defence Force.
There will still be plenty of opportunities to see your family and friends, as you will be based in New Zealand for a lot of the time too. But you need to be ready to go overseas, sometimes for long periods. And don’t worry, because we will make sure you have the means with which to keep in touch. Find out more about the overseas role of the Navy, Army and Air Force.