Published on Monday8thJuly2019
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 57th Naval Service Cadet Class
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D., this afternoon (Friday 5 July 2019) attended the Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 57th Naval Service Cadet Class at the Naval Base, in Haulbowline, Co. Cork. Speaking at the Commissioning Ceremony, Minister Kehoe congratulated the newly commissioned officers and remarked that
As officers of the Defence Forces, each of you has chosen a very demanding career, but one that is also very fulfilling and rewarding. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy the many positive and gratifying aspects of military life. Principally the comradeship, the challenges and the very high level of job satisfaction that comes from leading and serving others.
Minister Kehoe set out the many benefits associated with a career in the Naval Service and the Permanent Defence Forces. He paid tribute to the staff of the Naval College for their work in preparing and training the new officers
I would like to commend and give a special mention to the Naval College staff involved in preparing and training these young officers. They have carried out the task of developing and cultivating these fine young people for their future careers with care and commitment. The successful results of their hard work and dedication stand before us today and they can be justly proud of the good work they have done.
The Minister also paid tribute to the families and friends of the members of the 57th Naval Service Cadet Class for their support and encouragement.