Written Answers. - Defence Forces Strength.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

70 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Defence if he will outline the total number of men and women by rank in the Army, Navy and Air Corps; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Details of the strength of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps on 31 March, 1992 are as follows (strength of women in parenthesis):—

Rank

Army

Air Corps

Naval Service

Total

Lieutenant-General

1

1

Major-General

2

2

Brigadier-General

7

1

1

9

Colonel

32

1

1

34

Lieutenant-Colonet

132

11

9

152

Commandant

412

(2)

27

33

472

(2)

Captain

493

(27)

57

67

617

(27)

Lieutenant

151

(5)

33

8

192

(5)

Second-Lieutenant

53

(4)

13

6

72

(4)

Sergeant-Major

38

5

6

49

Battalion Quartermaster- Sergeant

47

4

5

56

Company Sergeant

171

54

67

292

Company Quartermaster- Sergeant

366

15

15

396

Sergeant

1,439

(5)

95

167

1,701

(5)

Corporal

2,225

(19)

209 (1)

201

2,635

(20)

Private

5,355

(34)

463 (5)

442

6,260

(39)

Cadet

65

(10)

12

9

86

(10)

Totals

10,989

(106)

1,000 (6)

1,037

13,026

(112)