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    It is only dawning on the DoD since the PSPC...

    It is only dawning on the DoD since the PSPC report came out that we cannot recruit our way out of this crisis.

    The organisation is caught in a spiral that will be all but impossible to resolve...
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    That was released by RACO yesterday. Glad to...

    That was released by RACO yesterday.

    Glad to see some recognition for the NS for the role they perform
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    The new smock looks like a mix of Barrack, smock...

    The new smock looks like a mix of Barrack, smock and UBACS. Looks okay but seems terrible if you actually need a smock
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    Sticky: Why does a tiny NSR unit need two CPOs? Or does...

    Why does a tiny NSR unit need two CPOs? Or does the unit being split between Dublin and Waterford create more appointments?
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    I think the Naval Service calls them Supplies now...

    I think the Naval Service calls them Supplies now and their role is much more involved in logistics
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    When we were in tChad, we had fuel shortages. Jet...

    When we were in tChad, we had fuel shortages. Jet A1 was the order of the day.

    There were a few barrells squirrelled away when we pulled out
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    Not even close to being accurate

    Not even close to being accurate
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    Yes

    Yes
  9. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Perhaps they are extraordinarily active in an...

    Perhaps they are extraordinarily active in an emergency service and feel that it compliments their DF service.

    Your remark came across as very disparaging, not sure if that was the intent, I hope...
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    No it is not authorised for wear in DF uniform. ...

    No it is not authorised for wear in DF uniform.

    There is a mechanism by which you can apply to DCOS Sp for permission but it won't be approved so do not bother
  11. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    To keep weapons north of the Litani, as UNSCR...

    To keep weapons north of the Litani, as UNSCR 1701 requires, needs a far more robust mission than the UNIFIL mandate provides. The shit storm it would create if UNIFIL went heavy handed would cripple...
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    Has there been any international reaction? I have...

    Has there been any international reaction? I have not seen any press relating to condemnations on either side
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    There are general budgets and then there are...

    There are general budgets and then there are times that extra money is made available for special projects.

    I am reliably informed that extra money was made available, ring-fenced for this special...
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    €43000 would only get you the vehicle. There are...

    €43000 would only get you the vehicle. There are extras that are needed that would not be standard.

    Hitch, wiring, lighting controls etc
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    Sticky: Ordnance, Medical, Transport, Engineers at least

    Ordnance, Medical, Transport, Engineers at least
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    Sticky: Tech Groups 3 and higher

    Tech Groups 3 and higher
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    Sticky: Yet a G3+ Sgt can be promoted to Coy Sgt without...

    Yet a G3+ Sgt can be promoted to Coy Sgt without a SNCO Cse
  18. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    The new shirts look awful.

    The new shirts look awful.
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    An EOH on quadbikes could be ... interesting!

    An EOH on quadbikes could be ... interesting!
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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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