Thursday 06 September - Naval Service Officer Cadets Receive Commissions in the Naval Service in Haulbowline County Cork.

Minister of State at the Department of The Taoiseach and at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe TD, accompanied by the Deputy Chief of Staff (Support), Major General Conor O'Boyle and the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Commodore Mark Mellett DSM, attended the commissioning ceremony of seven new officers at the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co. Cork today at 2.00pm.

The seven young officers of the 50th Naval Cadet Class received their commissions from the Minister at a formal ceremony to mark the completion of two years intensive officer training.

The seven cadets have completed a very demanding, challenging and rewarding 23 months of basic officer training, preparing them to take up appointments as junior leaders throughout the Naval Service. 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 50th Naval Cadet Class are drawn from diverse backgrounds across the country. The class consists of 3 university graduates, with the remaining 4 cadets having changed from their university studies to take up a career at sea.

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Press Release Date: 06 September 2012

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