Non-military personnel can have Qualifying Operational Service in certain circumstances.
You may have Qualifying Service if you were deployed on a qualifying operation while you were:
- a member of the Civil Staff of the NZ Defence Force, or
- seconded to the NZ Defence Force.
Qualifying Operational Service explained
Known cases where non-military personnel have Qualifying Operational Service include:
- the civilian medical team that was in Viet Nam from 1 December 1963 to 31 March 1975
- NZ Police deployed as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.
How to get support
On this website, you'll fit into the same category as "ex-serving".
Get support for those that are ex-serving