The Commission on the Defence Forces was before the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee this afternoon.
I raised the following points with Chair Aidan O’Driscoll –
The need for overtime to be paid to military personnel for rostered duties
The Commission is really about capability development. The most important element of capability is people. A weapon is only as good as the man or woman holding it and a ship is only as good as it’s crew. Therefore, we must resolve the issues affecting serving members of the Defence Forces.