"My soldiers are my most valued asset. Having employers who understand their commitments and allow them to participate in military exercises is key to mission success."
As the bridge between your employer and NZDF, DESC works to ensure you succeed in both your military and civilian careers. We want to enable you to fulfill all your obligations without conflict, and also help your employer get the most benefit out of employing a Defence Person.
It is important that you work in good faith with your employer, or educator, and we've provided some tips on how to do this effectively. We also encourage you to nominate your employer for recognition awards to thank them for ongoing or outstanding support.
If you are struggling to find balance, DESC is here to provide advice and guidance.