#NAVAL SERVICE – Naval Service history has been made as for the first time women were promoted to the rank of petty officer, a position acknowledged as the backbone of the service.
The three women assumed their roles yesterday, ensuring women now hold office in every section of the Naval Service.
Women were first admitted to the Naval Service in 1995 with the introduction of cadets. The first induction of recruits had followed two years later. To read more the Irish Examiner has a report.