18 January 2016 - Defence Forces Announces New Appointment.

Brigadier General Peter O'Halloran has been appointed Assistant Chief of Staff of Óglaigh na hÉireann upon promotion to the rank on the 18th of January 2016.

Brigadier General O'Halloran was commissioned into the Communications and Information Services Corps in 1979 and has 38 years’ service with a wide range of appointments at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of the Defence Forces.

Prior to his new appointment, Brigadier General O’Halloran was the Director of Logistics of the Irish Defence Forces where he had responsibility for materiel and support logistics in the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service. He also served as Director of the Communications and Information Services Corps, held Senior Officer Appointments in Education and Intelligence and has extensive command experience at all ranks.

Brigadier General O’Halloran has completed 10 Tours of Duty on overseas operations. This includes 6 tours with the United Nations, 3 tours with the European Union and 1 tour with NATO. Notable tours were as Deputy of the Joint Implementation Commission with NATO in Kosovo in 2010 where he project managed the handover of the policing function of the Macedonian Border from NATO to the Institutions of Kosovo, Military Assistant to the Deputy Commander of the Irish led EUFOR CHAD mission in 2007 and Chief of Staff of the Irish led European Union Training Mission to Somalia in 2011-2012.

His professional military and civilian education is extensive. He is a graduate of the Irish Military College (2001), the United Kingdom Defence Academy (2003) where he completed the Advanced Command and Staff Course, The National University of Ireland (2001) and the Kings College London (2003) where he holds an MA in Defence Studies. He is also a graduate of the European Security and Defence College, the Folke Bernadotte Acadamy in Sweden and the Public Affairs Institute Ireland. He is currently undertaking study under the Common Purpose Meridan Programme.

Brigadier General O’Halloran is a native of Ennis, Co. Clare and attended Rice College Primary and Seconday School. He has for many years been residing in Athlone Co. Westmeath. He is married to Linda and they have 4 children, Emma, Louise, Lisa and Tom. He enjoys golf, fitness and reading.

 


Press Release Date: 18 January 2016

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