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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    Good to see a member of the General Staff with a decent clatter of medals
    Congratulations sir

    As an aside, I see Col McKenna's previous appointment was D Inf - the previous holder of D Inf wasn't that long in that appointment, was he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Good to see a member of the General Staff with a decent clatter of medals
    Congratulations sir

    As an aside, I see Col McKenna's previous appointment was D Inf - the previous holder of D Inf wasn't that long in that appointment, was he?
    I think the previous D Inf is now the CMC or is possibly overseas. That appointment changes probably every 12-18 months

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    I never knew we had an SEA .... still a vacant post in the RDF . If we had to change anything I would match the number of BSMs to the Lt Cols to ensure things happened.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    I never knew we had an SEA .... still a vacant post in the RDF . If we had to change anything I would match the number of BSMs to the Lt Cols to ensure things happened.
    Not established afaik

    Which would mean he is triple jobbing

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    Col Maureen O’Brien has been promoted to Brig Gen as DFC UNDOF

    https://twitter.com/df_cos/status/11...309046273?s=21

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    Long overdue. I may be wrong but I think she was in the fourth cadet class to accept women, the first two being all female.
    Its not that long ago, in the scheme of things.
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    Impressive CV from the new ACOS
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    And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-RayOne View Post
    Impressive CV from the new ACOS
    As shown by his medal ribbons... but I agree, having read the article
    Last edited by Truck Driver; 12th February 2020 at 20:13.
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    I'm just shocked that the 59th Cadet class are now Generals. I'm not that old surely?
    This was the same class the members of whom were seen getting their pips in the Infamous Defence Forces handbook of the mid 80s (in the days before internet, this and the cosantoir diary was the only information source on the Defence Forces).
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    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    I watched as he and an ex-er got into a spat over the reserve recently
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Who won?
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    I watched as he and an ex-er got into a spat over the reserve recently
    You're leaving us hanging here. Context!

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    In context the ex (RDF) man was slating the current state of the reserve and the lack of near anything from the DOD (not the DF) . Said Colonel defended the current white paper process ( and the room was full of senior PDF who looked at this a little askance )
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    I suppose if you promise to be a DoD yes man, you get promoted quicker. Most unfortunate.
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    WTP.
    Last edited by TangoSierra; 15th February 2020 at 22:55.

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    Watch this space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    Watch this space
    Are you going to be next CoS?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Are you going to be next CoS?
    No, but a contender got promoted today

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    A contender? You assume the current COS will retire sometime?
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    oh for heavens sake will you put up who it was and the job
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    oh for heavens sake will you put up who it was and the job
    Not til it is in the public domain.

    It is a new appointment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    Not til it is in the public domain.

    It is a new appointment
    What's the point of putting any mention of it here so if it's not in the public domain?
    I call BS.
    It's like the time the queen died, or the country was going on full lockdown last monday.
    BS.

    Spill, or GTFO.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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