The NZ Army operates under an Order Of Battle (ORBAT). The Regular Force make up the majority of our numbers and the Army Reserves continue the tradition of part-time soldiering, having the best of both worlds enjoying both a military and civilian career.
Our civilian staff support the NZ Army at all levels, often bringing specialist expertise and performing a wide range of functions to enhance overall defence capabilities.
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New Zealand Army ORBAT
The following map shows the NZ Army chain of command. Note this is only available in PDF.
Download the NZ Army ORBAT in PDF [130 KB] updated September 2016
The following outlines organisational charts or further information about key areas of the New Zealand Army:
Army General Staff
Army General Staff (Army GS) provides support to the Chief of Army (CA) to raise, train and sustain the NZ Army. The Army GS purpose is to:
- Command, lead and manage Army personnel
- Develop, implement and monitor strategy
- Manage the effort required from Defence Personnel Executive, Capability Branch, Strategic Commitments and Intelligence Branch, Defence Logistics Command, NZDF Shared Services and Contracted Services to deliver against Army's strategy
- Manage resources allocated to Army efficiently and effectively, and
- Foster culture based on Army's ethos and values which are; Courage, Commitment, Comradeship and Integrity.
HQ TRADOC (NZ) is responsible for land-specific doctrine, the mid- and long-lessons-learned loops, the delivery of Army’s individual training, command of the Reserve Infantry Units and directed training evaluation.
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HQ 1 (NZ) Brigade
1 (NZ) Brigade supports peace and security through the provision of task organised forces that are ready to win on operations. HQ 1 (NZ) Brigade commands the NZ Army’s field forces day to day (less special forces) and prepares them for operations.
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This page was last reviewed on 16 March 2017 and is current.