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Vice Admiral Mark Mellett Bio:

Mark Mellett has over 40 years’ service as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces. He is the first naval officer in the Irish State to serve as Chief of Staff. He commenced his military career as an army reservist, before being selected for a naval cadetship in the Permanent Defence Forces.

For over two decades he has been a change leader, contributing to ongoing transformation and positioning the Irish forces in a post-modern setting. He has extensive experience at home and abroad, including in Afghanistan and Lebanon, in combined and joint operational missions.

As a specialist Naval Diving Officer and Commander of three seagoing commands, Admiral Mellett participated in and led numerous counter terrorism and counter narcotic operations. He was the second Naval Officer in the history of the Irish State to be awarded “The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)” by the Irish Government for his leadership of a complex maritime narcotics interdiction operation.

Admiral Mellett is a champion of internal and external organisational diversity. He led the introduction of a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in the Defence Forces (the first of its kind in the Irish Public Service), which focused on gender, culture, creed, age and sexual orientation.

Holder of a Doctorate in Political Science and a Masters in Government and Public Policy, and also been a Visiting Professor abroad in Liverpool Hope University and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at University College Cork. He was the distinguished graduate of the senior command and staff courses he attended at the Irish Military College, the US Naval War College and the UK Royal Naval College Greenwich.

In this Director level lunch event Vice Admiral Mark Mellett will share insights and advice based on his distinguished career in the Defence Forces.

Attendance by invitation only.


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This is a member only event, please note that non members cannot register to attend events. Please call +353 1 662 6904 or email for more information

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