- Feb 15, 2015
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the Irish Defense forces are embarrassingly underfunded and undermanned they also seem to do little in the way of interesting tours and deployments
That sounds exactly like something an infantry unit would do 100%the Irish Defense forces are embarrassingly underfunded and undermanned they also seem to do little in the way of interesting tours and deployments
when the storm Emma hit ireland there recently the Defence forces where sent to the local hospital where my dad workes as an electrician to clear snow. they had a snow plow but wernt insured to use it on hospital property so it just sat there they were also only issued 10 shovels between the 30 of them because that was deemed sufficient.
Stupid stuff like that puts me off
Im still in. Not many foreign ones but many lovely trips to salisbury/otterburn etc. Given there arent tours we just keep busy doing that.Hey as your ex army infantry I thought I’d bust ask, when you were in infantry did you get many interesting deployments or foreign trips off excercises and stuff ?
I'm still in. Not many foreign ones but many lovely trips to salisbury/otterburn etc. Given there arent tours we just keep busy doing that.
Honestly if your thinking of the army go for a corps. Youll gain more quals, you arent really missing anything squadding wise and your promotion will be faster and alot easier.
I'm thinking of transferring myself considering I'm not going to sign off
I'm stating the obvious here but it was one person's experience. I'm not suggesting that it's incorrect but that a broad spectrum of opinions should be sought in order to make an informed decision.
Certain things in the army absolutely baffle me but as above it really depends what you want from you’re career. Army infantry from what I’ve heard is you go on constant excercises, get minimal quals to leave with and treated like a child (from what I’ve heard), few lads that I done my trade course with find it hilarious when they are hand digging some hole to live in when they are in the diggers with there heating blasting(yes they do help..... for a crate). If it’s a full career you’re after I’d definitely recommend going to the marines top end soldiering and all that goes with it and realistic hope of ops down the line. If you’re looking at say a short to mid term career I’d recommend getting a solid trade in the army that you gets you a good job upon leaving. Nobody can make the choice but you really and it all comes down to what you want from it age, location, family life all play a part.