Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (89)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

89. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of vacant promotional positions waiting to be filled in the Defence Forces as of 4 November 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46357/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The manpower requirement of the Defence Forces is monitored on an on-going basis in accordance with operational requirements. Promotions are ongoing within the officer ranks. A promotion competition for NCOs is currently in progress.

The table below outlines the promotional posts vacant in the Permanent Defence Force, per rank, as of 30 September 2019, the latest date for which such figures are available.

Rank

Number of Promotion vacancies as of 30 September 2019

Lieutenant Colonel

8

Commandant

1

Captain

96

Sergeant Major

2

Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant

5

Company Sergeant

17

Company Quartermaster Sergeant

15

Sergeant

250

Corporal

237

Note:

Equivalent Naval Service Ranks

Lieutenant Colonel/Commander

Commandant/Lieutenant Commander

Captain/Lieutenant (NS)

Sergeant Major/Warrant Officer

Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant/Senior Chief Petty Officer

Company Quartermaster Sergeant/Senior Petty Officer

Company Sergeant/Chief Petty Officer

Sergeant/Petty Officer

Corporal/Leading Seaman