Janine Burton

Deployment Services Officer (DSO) 

Janine Burton

Contact Information:

  • 24/7 on 0800 683 77 327 (0800 OVERSEAS)
  • Defence Telephone Network: 369 7399
  • Direct Dial In: 06 351 9399
  • Mobile: 021 649 903
  • Location and Mailing Address- Linton Community Centre, Cnr Jervois Rd and Bells Rd Linton Military Camp, Palmerston North 4820
  • Office Hours: 8.00am - 4.30pm (I am often out and about so please ring first if possible) 

Client Base:

  • New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed overseas 
  • families of deployed personnel

Role and Responsibilities:

To support New Zealand Defence Force personnel and their families during periods of deployment overseas.   My responsibilities include but are certainly not limited to the following:

  • 24-hour phone contact for deploying personnel and their families on welfare-related issues
  • pre-deployment welfare briefings to deploying personnel and their families 
  • tour update family briefings
  • attend deployment departures and homecomings
  • co-production of the Bugle (deployment newsletter)
  • advocate on deployment welfare issues as required 
  • advice to command 

About Janine Burton

I have been a Deployment Services Officer since November 2006, just in time to farewell my son on his first deployment to Timor-Leste.  I have supported many missions, large and small to destinations all over the world. 

My husband has deployed twice on overseas missions, as has our son.  My personal experience of having a partner and a son serve on overseas deployment provides me with an empathy with the families I support. 

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go through the deployment process and visit a deployment location (Timor-Leste) and have used this experience many times when discussing this deployments with family members. 

I am always available to talk to you about the many different aspects of deployment.  I always have my phone with me and with an 0800 contact number, it will cost nothing to make the call, except peace of mind.


This page was last reviewed on 14 December 2016, and is current.