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    Not even close to being accurate

    Not even close to being accurate
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    Yes

    Yes
  3. 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...
  4. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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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
  5. 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...
  6. Thread: Unifil(3)

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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
  12. 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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    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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