Who We Are

In these pages you’ll find a range of information about New Zealand Army – from Our Leaders, Our People and Our Structure, to Our Ranks, Corps and Trades, Army Reserves, the NZ Special Operations Forces - and our brilliant Army Band.

Our Leaders

Strong leadership is what makes our small Army one of the best in the world – and these leaders encourage leadership throughout the organisation. Find out more about the New Zealand Army Leadership team.

Our People

Our People work across New Zealand in 44 expert trades, ready to deploy as and when needed – at short notice and with planned and precise effect. We value teamwork above all else, yet understand the effect of the individual as part of the Army and the wider New Zealand Defence Force.

Our Ranks, Corps and Trades

New Zealand Army is made of Regular and Reserve Force Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers, each part of one of 17 Corps. Find out more about our Our Ranks, Corps and Trades.

Our Structure

The New Zealand Army operates under an Order of Battle. Find out more about Our Structure and the commanders of our main Headquarters.

New Zealand Army Band

If you have never seen these guys perform – you don’t know what you’re missing! Widely regarded as one of the top five marching Military bands in the world – find out more about the New Zealand Army Band.

The Army Reserve

The Army Reserve continue the tradition of part-time soldiering, having the best of both worlds enjoying both a military and civilian career. Read all about the Army Reserve.

Special Operations Forces

New Zealand’s Special Operations Forces is the premier combat unit of the New Zealand Defence Force. Find out more information about the New Zealand Special Operations Forces.

Uniforms and Protected Systems

Our soldiers and officers are issued uniform and protective equipment in order to be effective across operational environments and perform their duties at Ceremonial events. Find out more information about the Uniforms and Protective Systems.

This page was last amended on 13 May 2020