Code of Conduct

All members of the New Zealand Cadet Forces, including Supplementary Staff, MUST whilst in uniform or engaged in a New Zealand Cadet Forces activity:

  • Maintain a high standard of behavior.
  • Take all practical health and safety precautions to ensure the safety and well being of yourself and all personnel involved in a NZCF activity.
  • Treat all others with respect and to a standard one would expect to be treated by others.
  • Treat other’s equipment and belongings to the same standard one would expect others to treat their own equipment and belongings.
  • Obey directions and instructions given by superiors within the NZCF and by visiting lecturers, tutors or instructors.
  • Pay compliments and show respect to superiors, by either saluting or standing to attention when talking to them or standing if seated when they enter a room.
  • Maintain a clean, neat and tidy standard of dress.
  • Maintain a neat and tidy hairstyle. Hair is to be worn off the collar and if long is to be tied up.
  • Maintain clothing and equipment in a clean and serviceable condition and return such items when requested to do so.
  • Attend all scheduled unit activities where attendance is expected and when unable to attend, re¬≠quest permission to be absent before the scheduled activity.
  • Understand that if three consecutive activities are missed without approved leave, enrolment may be terminated.
  • Maintain an acceptable level of performance that is commensurate with an individuals training, experience and appointment.
  • Report, on occurrence, any criminal conviction.

Whilst in uniform or engaged in a New Zealand Cadet Forces Activity MUST:

  • NOT smoke: Under no circumstances are NZCF Officers or Supplementary Staff to smoke in the presence or sight of Cadets.
  • NOT use alcohol: The only exception to this rule is when NZCF Officers are attending authorized activities where they are permitted to consume alcohol in the Ship/Camp/Base Officer’s Mess or Wardroom after contact with cadets has ceased for the day.
  • NOT use solvents, drugs or other prohibited substances, or misuse or abuse prescribed drugs or other legal substances.
  • NOT swear or use improper or impolite language.
  • NOT physically abuse other cadets, superiors, or other persons involved with the NZCF, or other persons.
  • NOT engage in any form of physical or verbal behavior that may reasonably be considered as unwarranted, unsolicited and not reciprocated.
  • NOT steal from or deceive members of the NZCF or other persons.
  • NOT engage in any public displays of affection, including kissing, holding hands, intimate con¬≠versations or any other behavior that suggests intimate relations.
  • NOT behave in any way that could bring the NZCF into disrepute.