Operational Support

Supporting our personnel, before, during and after they head out on missions.

Life in a Operational Support role

Roles available span the entire Defence Force. Whether working in New Zealand or overseas, you'll be expected to give your all to back our front-line teams, and ensure our interests and those of our allies stay safe. 

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Work that matters

In Operational Support roles, you’re the backbone that keeps our personnel safe and able to do their jobs.

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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.

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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Operational Support Roles

3 Roles available in the Operational Support specialisation across the Airforce

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