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    From militaty.ie

    NEW GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 2nd EASTERN BRIGADE APPOINTED

    The Defence Forces wishes to announce that Colonel Gerard McNamara has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and has been appointed General Officer Commanding 2nd Eastern Brigade. He replaces Brigadier General Edward Heskin who has retired.

    Brigadier General McNamara, a native of Galway was commissioned in September 1965. Prior to his current appointment in Dublin, he served in the 4th Western Brigade, the Military College, Curragh and most recently in Defence Forces Headquarters where he held the appointment of Director of Operations.

    In addition to his home appointments Brigadier General McNamara has extensive overseas service. He served in UNFICYP (Cyprus) in 1969. In 1982 and 1986 he served with UNIFIL in Lebanon and in 1996 he served as Officer Commanding 79th Infantry Battalion in UNIFIL. He served as a military observer on the Iran / Iraq border (UNIIMOG) in 1989/90 and with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in the Middle East from 1979 to 1981.

    Brigadier General McNamara is married to Rita. They live in Galway. They have two sons and two daughters.
    Maybe, just once, someone will call me "sir"
    without adding, "You're making a scene."

  • #2
    Good for him.
    "Everyone's for a free Tibet, but no one's for freeing Tibet." -Mark Steyn. What an IMO-centric quote, eh?

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    • #3
      I' m open to correction, but aren't both his two daughters Captains in the PDF, both in 2 E Bde?
      "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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      • #4
        Terrific! Another fine soldier from Galway.
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        • #5
          Fair play to the man and Best of Luck to him in his new appointment
          Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

          "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14
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          • #6
            Finally the west gets control he he!

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            • #7
              And lets wish a happy retirement to Eddie Heskin. He did a good job.

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              • #8
                RE: Smity

                Smity, I don' t think Brig Gen Heskin has retired, I think he' s actually now Maj Gen - i.e; promoted...
                "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                • #9
                  He's retired - trust me.

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                  • #10
                    If he isn't retired those who did his stand down parade must be a bit pissed off.:D

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