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    One of Mellet's most damning legacies was that we...

    One of Mellet's most damning legacies was that we should embrace the opportunity to prove that we can do more with less.

    He threatened to releave the FOCNS of his command last year when he...
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    When he took over, he was very keen to be seen to...

    When he took over, he was very keen to be seen to be "leaning in" (his words) to the DOD, thinking that by being overly flexible and cooperative that he would win over DOD. The problem was that he...
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    Cannot be any worse than they currently are! ...

    Cannot be any worse than they currently are!

    The man has done NOTHING for the Defence Forces since he was appointed.

    If he has been nominated, he won't get it unfortunately.

    It has been a...
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    Ordinarily no, but the Defence Forces has allowed...

    Ordinarily no, but the Defence Forces has allowed some to do so recently.
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    The Warrant Officer you describe fits neither of...

    The Warrant Officer you describe fits neither of the 2 main ones that spring to mind. The US model has WOs as specialists that are on a suitable pay scale, they provide leadership but are often DE...
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    I have heard this notion of "not treated as...

    I have heard this notion of "not treated as equals" before.

    I can tell you that it is untrue.

    If the newly commissioned officer doesn't make the transition themselves such as going for coffee...
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    Kehoe's mistake was to take on the IT and the...

    Kehoe's mistake was to take on the IT and the Examiner and label them as fake news.

    They will continue to poke the bear as a result.
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    It is a subject for a different thread I think

    It is a subject for a different thread I think
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    Yes they do. As to whether it is a waste, that...

    Yes they do.

    As to whether it is a waste, that surely depends on your views of education and professional development
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    Have you seen the standard produced by the Cadet...

    Have you seen the standard produced by the Cadet School over the last few years? The only thing giving me any hope is that they dont hang around for too long!
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    The 2021 course has been known about for some...

    The 2021 course has been known about for some time.

    They are a great retention initiative, keeping excellent NCOs in the DF that might otherwise leave. The NCOs that get commissioned generally...
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    I would recommend that you apply through the DF...

    I would recommend that you apply through the DF Info Office for an opportunity to meet an officer from your nearest DF location. Info@military.ie is their email address.

    They will walk you through...
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    A smaller panel of candidates helps too of...

    A smaller panel of candidates helps too of course.

    If you only have to admin 30 applicants vs 300
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    I dont think he knows how to backpedal, firmly...

    I dont think he knows how to backpedal, firmly believes he can dig upwards
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    A 2/Lt that couldnt get out of it, is sent to...

    A 2/Lt that couldnt get out of it, is sent to each Returns Officer in each constituency, collects the ballots, EPMO collates the lot and sends them to parent units for distribution.

    Very teduous...
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    The 2 in civis are seconded to the Representative...

    The 2 in civis are seconded to the Representative Association as the Sec Gen and Deputy Sec Gen. The one in uniform is the President of the Representative Association. He is not on secondment. It is...
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    They only made it to most locations the Monday or...

    They only made it to most locations the Monday or Tuesday of the election. It didnt give much time.

    Anyone that was not in receipt of a postal vote could still cast their vote in a polling...
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    For the time and effort involved, she would have...

    For the time and effort involved, she would have got more votes by going to her local bingo hall every week instead
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    Well none have been awarded yet. They only become...

    Well none have been awarded yet. They only become eligible after this years competition
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    New DF SA Podium badge

    Great to see that the new flash has been approved for those that come 2nd and 3rd in the Defence Forces Small Arms Competition.

    It will be of the same patern as the marksmanship badge but in the...
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    The last one of them was 2015 iirc. I dont think...

    The last one of them was 2015 iirc. I dont think that was regarded as an overwhelming success
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    The DOD see this not as a challenge but as a...

    The DOD see this not as a challenge but as a benefit. They are top of the class when it comes to budget underspending
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    The last person the DF sent abroad for basic...

    The last person the DF sent abroad for basic training went to Sandhurst. He never came back to the DF, spent a few years in the British Army then became a HR manager for Aldi.

    We do not recognise...
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    Rotation has been sorted

    Rotation has been sorted
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    Sticky: About 500 people ago

    About 500 people ago
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