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    I have good time for Dermot Early- I think he is a good COS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessup View Post
    The short version is that D.S. threatened to resign if the white paper was not revised pre publication. That was stated publicly by D.S. on a number of the COS 'roadshows' he did.

    Some years later the two candidates for COS where asked about how much of their soul they were willing to sell to get the job. The better man said nothing was for sale. The other offered up the 500 pers in fulltime training that D.S. had fought so hard to get. Guess who got the job?
    On a related note I spotted this on the Beeb website today.
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    Polish army chief quits amid row
    By Adam Easton
    BBC News, Warsaw

    File photo of Polish troops in Afghanistan
    Poland currently has some 2,000 troops serving in Afghanistan

    The head of the Polish army has resigned after a dispute in which he accused the government of failing to properly equip troops in Afghanistan.

    Lt Gen Waldemar Skrzypczak also said ministry officials' knowledge of war was limited to the movies.

    He made his comments after the death of a Polish officer earlier this month in an ambush in Afghanistan.

    Poland has 2,000 troops in the country as part of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force.

    The dispute involving Gen Skrzypczak became public following this month's battle between Polish troops and insurgents.

    Four soldiers were wounded in the clash.

    Initial inquiries found that the unit had not received prompt back-up owing to equipment shortages.

    Gen Skrzypczak publicly accused the defence ministry of incompetence and failing to provide his troops with modern helicopters and other military hardware.

    He resigned after the defence minister, Bogdan Klich, told a news conference that the general had admitted his criticisms were a mistake.

    Gen Skrzypczak said he stood by his remarks.

    He said his only mistake was to go public as the body of the dead officer was being flown home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessup View Post
    The short version is that D.S. threatened to resign if the white paper was not revised pre publication. That was stated publicly by D.S. on a number of the COS 'roadshows' he did.

    Some years later the two candidates for COS where asked about how much of their soul they were willing to sell to get the job. The better man said nothing was for sale. The other offered up the 500 pers in fulltime training that D.S. had fought so hard to get. Guess who got the job?
    What is the DS?

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    It isn't "The DS". Its D.S. He's a person.

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    So I see we've got ourselves a nice new Major General.

    Yet we could hardly get a Sergeant Major for the upcoming Kosovo trip because lads couldn't go over in acting rank. We've PNCO Courses being run with lads not being promoted at the end of it. We've lads coming off Standard Courses and not getting promoted. We've Company's with no CS'.

    Between this and the Cadet Class, it's good to see who the DF looks after.

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    You are suprised?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    You are suprised?
    Nope, just quite annoyed and feeling the need to rant.

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    In case you missed it, the Gardai got 2 new Assistant Commissioners today too!!
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    Whole Class of Potential NCOs passed out in Haulboline,vacancies but no promotions...
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    I'd just like to say a massive thanks to all posters on this thread. I'm up for interview in the next two weeks, and it has given me an awful lot to think about. Also, if any of oyu guys have any tips for the interviews, I, and i'm sure other members who are awaiting interview, would be eternally greatful.


    Again, to all who have posted on this matter so far, go raibh míle maith agaibh ar fad.



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    Last edited by Captain Edmund Blackadder; 27th July 2010 at 14:09.
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