Update: Skills Available throught Defence Forces, 26th June 2015

26th June 2015 - Bernard Durkan TD

QUESTION NO:   134  
* To ask the Minister for Defence the extent of the skills, technical and academic, currently available throughout the Defence Forces in the army, navy and air corps; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  



For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 25th June, 2015.  

Ref No: 25608/15 Proof: 147


Minister for Defence (Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D.):  

The extent and diversity of skills, both technical and academic, throughout the Defence Forces is extensive, matching the roles assigned to the Army. Air Corps and Naval Service   .       There are numerous different job descriptions depending on the particular appointment held.     These   descriptions   range from trained soldiers, sailors, airmen, cooks, drivers, mechanics, paramedics, plumbers   ,   electricians, militarypolice and so on.  
This broad range of possible   appointments requires specific technical and academic skills in order to accomplish both individual and collective tasks.  

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