Non-military personnel

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