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.