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The General Staff

The Chief of Staff holds the rank of Vice Admiral and is assigned authority and responsibility by the Minister of Defence in respect of all staff duties connected with the executive management of the Defence Forces.

About The General Staff

The Chief of Staff is responsible for Strategic Planning and Public Relations in particular. The remaining duties, which are executive in nature, are delegated to the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff (DCOS).

Chief of Staff

Biography for the Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, DSM

DCOS Operations

Biography for Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Major General Anthony McKenna

DCOS Support

Biography for Deputy Chief of Staff Support, Major General Seán Clancy

Assistant Chief of Staff

Biography for Assistant Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Peter O'Halloran