Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service

Commodore Hugh Tully

FOCNS Commodore Mark Mellett DSM

Commodore Hugh Tully, Officer Commanding Naval Operations Command, has been appointed the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service (FOCNS). 

Commodore Hugh Tully is from Dublin and has 36 years service in the Defence Forces.

Prior to his appointment as FOCNS, he was Officer Commanding Naval Operations Command for 3 years. Commodore Tully has held a broad range of appointments in the Naval Service. He was in charge of the Naval Service HR Section and Commanded Irelands Flagship LÉ EITHNE from 2006 to 2008. Other appointments include Senior Staff Officer and Officer in Charge of Planning and Policy, Naval HQ.

He also spent two years as a UN Military Observer with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisation (UNTSO) in Israel and Lebanon. He has previously commanded LÉ AOIFE and LÉ ORLA.

Commodore Tully is a graduate of the Irish Command & Staff Course. He has received award medals for overseas service with UNIFIL (1986) and UNTSO (2003-2005).


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