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.
– DEPUTY BERNARD J. DURKAN .
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.