Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Department of Defence
Defence Forces Personnel Data
The strength of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) is calculated in terms of whole-time equivalents. This data is collated on a monthly basis and strengths are expressed in end of month figures.
Defence Force Regulation CS4 provides for an establishment of 1,233 Officers, 3,661 Non-Commissioned Officers and 4,606 Privates. The table below shows the strengths (Whole Time Equivalent) breakdown for officers, NCOs and privates serving on a monthly basis for the past 12 months : -