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On the front-lines, every decision counts.

Life in a Combat role

Moments of combat can be few and far between. But when they come, you need to be ready. Much of your time in a Combat role is spent preparing yourself, and your team. The training is intense, but rewarding, and there are many roles available. What expertise will you show when it matters most?

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Total commitment

Combat roles will bring out the very best in you. 

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Military Factors

All full time members of the NZ Defence Force receive an added portion to their salary known as Military Factor. This additional compensation recognises the unique nature of military service and the commitment you make to serve your country. This can include short notice postings around the country and overseas. You will be directed at times to be continuously alert, undertake arduous and hazardous duties, and be exposed to adverse working environments exclusive to military life. This also includes the exercise of military skills not recognised by market comparisons. The part you play in our Defence Force and your commitment to our country will be financially rewarded.

Free and subsidised medical and dental care

Access to subsidised equipment on base

Subsidised food on base

Competitive superannuation, up to 4% with KiwiSaver

Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels

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