The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. and the Defence Forces’ Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, attended the Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony in Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork today Friday, 3rd of July 2020, at 12pm.

It was a very important and proud day for the members of the 58th Naval Service Cadet Class as they were awarded their Commissions. This represents the successful completion of two years intensive military and nautical training.

The four Cadets have completed a very demanding, challenging and rewarding course of basic Officer training including diverse subjects such as navigation, seamanship, leadership, communications, marine engineering and naval warfare.

The Cadets also completed sea time experience across the Naval Service fleet and commenced their first year of academic study for a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science at the National Maritime College of Ireland.

The attached event booklet contains details of the commissioning and information on the four cadets.

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