Friday 2nd November, 2012 - Reserve Defence Forces Officers Receive Commissions.

Minister of State at the Department of The Taoiseach and at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe TD, accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Sean McCann will attend the commissioning ceremony of 18 new officers in the Army Reserve at the Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare on Sunday,  4th  November 2012 at 12 p.m. 

The 4 female and 14 male candidates have completed a very demanding, challenging and rewarding course of basic officer training, preparing them to take up appointments as junior leaders throughout the Army Reserve.  In receiving this Presidential Commission the new officers will take an oath of allegiance in which they will swear to be “faithful to Ireland and loyal to the Constitution”.

The members of the 20th Potential Officers Course are drawn from diverse backgrounds across the country and have proven themselves high achievers in civilian and military life.

The class consists of  2 university students, 12 university graduates, including 3 with masters degrees a further 3 undertaking masters degrees. All have different civilian backgrounds including , teacher, barrister, engineer, civil servant and a racing jockey.

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Press Release Date: Friday 2nd November, 2012

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