Former army officer to sue state over promotion row
Lieutenant Colonel John Hamill missed out on promotion to colonel following an ‘administrative error’
A former Irish Army officer who served in Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo is taking legal action after missing out on promotion due to an “administrative error”.
Lieutenant Colonel John Hamill had also served five full tours of duty in Lebanon.
He was in charge of withdrawing hundreds of UN peacekeepers and civilians from Iraq when the American-led invasion began in 2003.
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