Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (582)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

582. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Defence the different ranks of all members in the Irish Defence Forces including the Permanent Defence Force, the Reserve Defence Force, the Irish Naval Service, the Naval Service Reserve, the Irish Air Corps and any other associated part of the Defence Forces; the comparisons that can be made in the ranks between the different sections of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31694/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The detailed information the deputy sought in respect of ranks in the Defence Forces is contained in the table.

Army Ranks

Air Corps Ranks

Naval Service Ranks

Army Reserve Ranks

Naval Reserve Ranks

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General

-

-

Major General

Major General

Major General

-

-

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Commodore

-

-

Colonel

Colonel

Captain

-

-

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Commander

Lieutenant Colonel

Commander

Commandant

Commandant

Lieutenant Commander

Commandant

Lieutenant Commander

Captain

Captain

Lieutenant

Captain

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Sub Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Sub Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Ensign

Second Lieutenant

Ensign

Battalion Sergeant Major

Regimental Sergeant Major

Warrant Officer

Battalion Sergeant Major

Warrant Officer

Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant

Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant

Senior Chief Petty Officer

Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant

Senior Chief Petty Officer

Company Sergeant

Flight Sergeant

Chief Petty Officer

Company Sergeant

Chief Petty Officer

Company Quartermaster Sergeant

Flight Quartermaster Sergeant

Senior Petty Officer

Company Quartermaster Sergeant

Senior Petty Officer

Sergeant

Sergeant

Petty Officer

Sergeant

Petty Officer

Corporal

Corporal

Leading Seaman

Corporal

Leading Seaman

Private 3 Star

Airman 3 Star

Able Seaman

Private 3 Star

Able Seaman

Private 2 Star

Airman 2 Star

Ordinary Seaman

Private 2 Star

Ordinary Seaman