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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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Benefits and allowances

There are many additional benefits to being in the Defence Force, that will make your money go further.

For example, on top of your basic salary you can expect ‘Military Factor’. This provides you with significant extra financial rewards because of the commitment you’ve made to serve your country.

Free medical and dental
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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