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Last Updated: April, 2015
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Enlists in the Defence Forces Naval Service to train as an Executive Officer.
|Sub Lieutenant - Navy|
David Fleming is a Sub-Lieutenant in the Irish Navy. He joined straight after school and has since achieved a BSc in Nautical Science from Cork Institute of Technology.
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The Naval Service is based in Haulbowline, Cobh, Co. Cork. It is a modern and sophisticated multi-tasked organisation operating a fleet of eight ships. The fleet is equipped with state of the art machinery, weapons, communications and navigation systems.
The main role of the Naval Service is as part of the Defence Forces is to deter incidents of aggression against the State and to uphold neutrality. In addition, the day-to-day roles of the Naval Service include fishery protection duties, search and rescue, diving operations and pollution control.
Along with An Garda Siochana and Customs and Excise, the Naval Service is involved in the prevention of the importation of illegal drugs into the country.
Naval Service ships conduct courtesy visits to European Ports and undertake re-supply missions to our United Nations Peacekeeping Troops in Lebanon and Kosovo on a yearly basis. Naval Service personnel may serve overseas with United Nations Peacekeeping Forces.
Executive Officers are in charge of the running of the ships routines, missions and crew. They are responsible for the operation of weapons and trained for management. Captains are recruited from these positions.
Engineering Cadet is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of all the ships systems.
An Officer in the Navy is in essence a leader with all the responsibilities and management development opportunities that that involves. An Officer must be able to inspire confidence and lead in many different situations. The Officer must also be in good health and be physically fit. Height must be 5' 4'' or over. Normal colour vision is essential. Applicants must complete a detailed medical examination and basic fitness test.
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|Royal Navy Officer - from: N.C.S. [UK]|
|Royal Navy Rating - from: N.C.S. [UK]|
|Organisation:||Defence Forces, Recruitment & Competitions Section|
|Address:||Department of Defence,Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare|
|Tel:||1890 42 65 55|
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