Mr. Mark Mellett Vice Admiral, Chief of Staff, Defense Forces Ireland,visit today at Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square) Tallinn with General Mr.Riho Terras

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Mr. Mark Mellett Vice Admiral, Chief of Staff, Defense Forces Ireland,visit today Estonia at Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square) Tallinn.
Mr. Mark Mellett Vice Admiral, Chief of Staff, Defense Forces Ireland, Co-founder Irish Maritime Research Cluster Prior to his current position, Vice Admiral Mellett was the Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) and has also previously  served as Flag Officer Commanding the Irish Naval Service.
During shore rotations he held appointments in Naval Headquarters, Operations and Support Commands. He has been a change leader in the Irish Defence Forces, contributing to its ongoing transformation, positioning the forces in a post-modern setting.

In addition to citations for service in Afghanistan and Lebanon, in 1994 Vice Admiral Mellett was decorated by the Irish State, receiving “The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)” for intercepting a major maritime narcotics shipment.

Vice Admiral Mellett is a founding member of the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) and a member of its governing authority. IMERC serves as an ‘Innovation Network,’ and acts as a stimulant for enterprise and job creation in the maritime and renewable energy spheres.

Vice Admiral Mellett has a PhD in Political Science and M Com in Government and Public Policy.  He is a distinguished graduate of the US Naval War College, Newport RI; the Irish Command and Staff College and the Royal Naval College Greenwich.

Krishan Chand

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