President presents Defence Forces Values Awards

Tue 21st Sep, 2021 | 14:30
location: (Dublin) Áras an Uachtaráin

(Dublin) Áras an Uachtaráin

Tuesday, 21st September, 2021

President presents Defence Forces Values Awards

At a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin, President Michael D. Higgins presented the Defence Forces Values Awards.

The awards are given to serving or retired Defence Forces members whose conduct exemplifies the standards of “respect, loyalty, selflessness, physical courage, moral courage and integrity” expected of members of the Defence Forces.

The President of Ireland is the Supreme Commander of the Defence Forces. All Defence Forces officers are therefore commissioned by the President, but under the terms of the Defence Act 1954, the Government exercises military command through the Minister for Defence, who manages and controls the Defence Forces.

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