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Medal survey 2009

Update 5 April 2011:

Update 11 October 2010: 

Update 24 July 2009:  This survey closed on 23 July 2009.  The NZDF wishes to thank all those who have taken the time to complete the survey.


New NZDF Medal - Have your say... Online SurveyThis was a voluntary survey to assist the New Zealand Defence Force to support the independent Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group (JWG) established by the Ministers of Defence and Veterans' Affairs.

The NZDF was asked by the JWG to undertake a survey on the proposed New Zealand Defence Force Medal. The JWG asked the NZDF to engage with all current and ex-military service personnel on this subject.

This survey was open to all currently serving personnel, ex-service personnel and to their families.

This survey was administered in accordance with the Privacy Act (1993) and guidelines for research practice outlined in Defence Force Order 21/2002. The information collected from respondents was treated strictly as "in-confidence". Legislation prohibits us from publishing information that identifies you. Consent to use this information for the purpose of this research is implied by completing the survey.

The survey was open from 15 June to 23 July 2009.

What happened to your information?

Completed surveys were sent directly to the NZDF project team which is located in the Military Personnel Policy Directorate of Personnel Branch, HQNZDF. Responses were entered into a central database. The database did not contain specific information that will identify you. Hardcopies of responses will be securely destroyed once the research has been completed.

A report was written using the information gathered and the report focused on NZDF wide and ex-service wide responses rather than individual responses to the Joint Working Group's questions.

Individual information from the surveys will not be given out to anyone for any reason.

In the survey you were asked to provide some general demographic and service history. This allowed us to determine whether there are differences in opinions across various groups of service personnel.

I acknowledge that taking the time to complete this survey competes with other demands in your work place. I believe there is benefit in the conduct of this survey and I encourage you to complete it. Your opinions are important in developing New Zealand's future medallic policy. I give you an assurance that the comments and information generated in response to survey questions will be listened to.


Lieutenant General
Chief of Defence Force

24 July 2009


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