We’re New Zealand’s Navy, Army and Air Force – three Services, one force. We attract people from all walks of life with all kinds of ambitions and skills. To give you an idea, there are currently over 14,500 people working for us.
Our job is to protect the country, its resources and its interests. This could mean fighting alongside our allies in a combat zone, helping keep the peace in a war-torn country or going in after a natural disaster and helping save lives and rebuild communities. Or it could see us doing search and rescue or boarding a suspected pirate ship. It’s impossible to detail everything we do because it’s so varied. That’s why it’s so rewarding.
We need to be ready for anything – and ready to react quickly and efficiently. It requires millions of dollars worth of complex technology and equipment. And it needs a huge amount of teamwork, with everyone knowing exactly where they fit in.