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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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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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