Communication and Information Services Corps
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|An Cor Cumarsáide agus Eolais|
Collar badge of the CIS Corps
|Role||Installation, maintenance and operation of telecoms and information systems|
The Communication and Information Services Corps (formerly referred to the Army Corps of Signals) is one of the combat support corps of the Irish Defence Forces. It is responsible for installing, maintaining and operating all types of telecommunications equipment.
The Corps collar flash feature Gabriel, the messenger of God, behind the signal shield and the caption "Cór Comharthaíochta". This is actually the Irish translation for Signals Corps, the Irish translation for Communication and Information Services Corps is An Cór Seirbhísí Cumarsáide agus Eolais.
Formerly the Army Corps of Signals, this corps is responsible for providing all communication and information technology services to the Defence Forces. This role includes the development and maintenance of a countrywide private Defence Forces Telecommunications Network (DFTN), which can support both voice and data services, and the provision, and maintenance of military radio equipment for use by Defence Forces personnel at home and abroad. The DFTN provides advanced telecommunications services including desk to desk dialing and networked IT services such as E mail, Internet and Intranet access, as well as fax and paging services. The CIS Corps also provides communication links to all overseas missions including a satellite link from DFTN to Irish Transport Company, Kosovo and Irish Guard, Eritrea for voice and data.
Soldiers join the Communication and Information Services Corps in one of the following trades:
- Communication Operative
- Electronic Engineering Technician
- Software Engineering Technician
- Information Technology Support Technician
- Communications & Information Services Technician
All recruits do their basic military training.
Communication and Information Services Corps Units
Units of the Communication and Information Services Corps Corps (2013)
- Defence Forces CIS Coy (DF CIS Coy), McKee Barracks, Dublin
- Communications Division, Naval Service (Comms Div, NS), Halbouline, Cork
- Air Corps CIS Squadron, Baldonnel Aerodrome, Dublin.
- CIS School, Combat Support College, Plunkett Barracks, Curragh Camp, Kildare
- CIS Base Workshops and Stores, Logistics Base, DFTC, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare
- 1 Field CIS Company (1 FD CIS COY), Collins Barracks, Cork.
- 2 Field CIS Company (2 FD CIS COY), Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin
Disbanded (Defense Forces Re-org 2012)
- 4 Field CIS Company (4 FD CIS COY), Custume Barracks, Athlone- (2012)
- 31 Reserve Field CIS Company (31 RES FD CIS COY), Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick, and Collins Barracks, Cork
- 54 Reserve Field CIS Company (54 RES FD CIS COY), Custume Barracks, Athlone, and Military Post, Sligo
- 62 Reserve Field CIS Company (62 RES FD CIS COY), Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin