Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (96)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

96. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number in each branch of the Defence Forces by rank. [45172/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The following table shows the number in each branch of the Defence Forces, by rank, as at 30th September 2019, the latest date for which such data is available.

Substantive Strength of the Defence Forces - 30 September 1919

 

LT

MAJ

BRIG

COL

LT

COMDT

CAPT

LT

TOTAL

SM

BQMS

CS

CQMS

SGTS

CPLS

TOTAL

PTES

CADETS

TOTAL

GEN

GEN

GEN

COL

OFFRS

NCOS

ARMY

1

2

5

35

104

250

276

209

882

28

29

111

158

832

1278

2436

3676

78

7,072

CAREER BREAK ARMY

5

10

15

13

13

59

87

SECONDED

1

1

2

0

2

WTE ARMY

1

2

5

35

104

244

265

209

865

28

29

111

158

832

1265

2423

3617

78

6983

AIR CORPS

1

2

11

37

45

28

124

7

3

49

12

90

142

303

267

28

722

CAREER BREAK AC

1

1

0

1

2

SECONDED

WTE AIR CORPS

1

2

11

36

45

28

123

7

3

49

12

90

142

303

266

28

720

NAVAL SERVICE

1

2

14

50

35

61

163

6

6

69

13

158

144

396

381

14

954

CAREER BREAK NS

1

1

2

2

3

SECONDED

WTE NS

0

0

1

2

14

50

34

61

162

6

6

69

13

158

142

394

381

14

951

TOTAL SUBSTANTIATIVE

1

2

7

39

129

337

356

298

1169

41

38

229

183

1080

1564

3135

4324

120

8,748

TOTAL CAREER BREAKS

0

0

0

0

0

6

11

0

17

0

0

0

0

0

15

15

60

0

92

TOTAL SECONDED

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2