Our Army is made up of highly trained professionals working together from our Regular Force, Reserves and civilian staff. Our soldiers, led by professional and trusted leaders, are physically and mentally prepared to meet the rigours of military operations.
Our full-time Regular Force personnel fill a wide variety of ranks and roles: Privates to Generals, technicians to special operations troops, intelligence specialists to medics. Our people are trained in skills specific to their trade as well as military skills applicable to their role such as planning, leadership and command. They serve on and support operational deployments and training, both in New Zealand and around the world.
Our Reserves provide extra depth and diversity by working and training with us part-time. Reserves complement our Regular Force by providing additional capacity and expertise, ready to respond to events in New Zealand and overseas.
Civilian employees fill a wide range of specialist and corporate roles that do not require deployment to an operational environment. The work they do is essential to our Army.
By the numbers
Our Army is comprised of over 6,800 Regular Force and Reserve personnel, as set out in the following tables.
Information last updated: 7 April 2022
Regular Force headcount by gender
The rank system forms the backbone of our military structure and defines the role of commissioned and non-commissioned personnel, and the degree of responsibility they hold.
|Warrant Officer Class One||WO1|
|Warrant Officer Class Two||WO2|