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Careers

Navigation, Combat and Security

Getting our people to where they are needed, meeting mission objectives and keeping our people safe.

Life in Navigation, Combat and Security roles

This covers a wide range of roles, in some of the most critically important areas of Defence Force. It’s about getting our forces to the right place, at the right time, safely and securely, and ensuring we are ready to do our part to keep NZ safe.

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On the watch

Security, surveillance and combat are all crucial to Defence Force's ability to operate successfully.

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Military Factor

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.

Access to your Service marae or tūrangawaewae

Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels

Free access to gyms and swimming pools on camp and bases

Opportunities to travel

Free and subsidised medical and dental care

Subsidised food and accommodation on camps and bases

Free and subsidised insurance cover

Help to buy a home and save for retirement

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