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The Defence Forces – ‘Complexity, Innovation, Diversity & Leadership’

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09 Oct 2015 @ 12:45
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About the Speech:
The newly appointed Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellet, firstly outlined the complexity of the international security environment in which the Irish Defence Forces operate; he highlighted the importance of innovative thinking in addressing these diverse challenges which often require swift and agile responses. Finally, he addressed the crucial role of leadership and the importance of developing networks at home and abroad to address the multifaceted challenges which confront the Irish Defence Forces.
 
About the Speaker:
Mark Mellett was appointed Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, succeeding Lieutenant-General Conor O’Boyle. Vice Admiral Mellett was elected to Deputy Chief of Staff in 2013 which was, at the time, the most senior position ever attained by an officer of the Naval Service. He also held the positions of Flag Officer, Officer Commanding Naval Operations Command, Commandant of the Naval College and Associate Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland. Vice Admiral Mellett is a founding member of the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) and a member of its governing authority.Vice Admiral Mellett has commanded the LÉ Orla, the LÉ Ciara and the LÉ Eithne and has bee awarded citations for service in Afghanistan (2004) and Lebanon (1989). 
 

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