Academic CV

 

ACADEMIC CV 

ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL WAR STUDIES BACKGROUND

The summary below lists practical and academic War Studies experience areas.

Academic qualifications BA (Hon), German Staff College (Psc GE), German language interpreter.

Counter – Insurgency Warfare.

  • Planned and conducted counter insurgency operations against the Provisional Irish Republican army (PIRA) during 1970s-80s at platoon, company and battalion level. (In South Armagh and Belfast Northern Ireland).
  • Counter-propaganda/Psychological Operations role as Colonel G3 Information Operations with the NATO stabilisation Force (SFOR) in Sarajevo, Bosnia 1997.
  • Historical: conducted battlefield tour Warsaw Uprising 1944 in Warsaw Poland.

Conventional Warfare.

  • Operations Liaison Officer with VII US Corps for DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM during the Coalition invasion of Iraq in 1991. (The First Gulf War).
  • Extensive experience of platoon, company and battalion operations in North West Europe and the Arctic during the Cold War with the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and Norway 1970s-1980s.
  • Historical: conducted US Civil War battlefield tours at Fredericksburg, Chancerllorsville and Gettysburg and the Second World War battles at Moscow 1941, Stalingrad 1942-3 and Kursk 1943.

Expeditionary Warfare.

  • Parachute Operations with the Leading Parachute Battalion Group (LPBG) at company and battalion level for all phases of war including Service Protected Evacuations (SPE) in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Trained South African Forces for Peace-Keeping operations in Burundi and the Congo.
  • Historical: conducted battlefield tours of the Zulu and both Boer Wars in South Africa and the Indian Wars in the USA.

Joint Operations.

  • Parachute operations, conventional, arctic and mountain and Out of Area (i.e. beyond Europe).
  • Historical: conducted battlefield tours for World War II operations including: Eben-Emael Belgium 1940, Calais/Dunkirk 1940, Crete 1941, Normandy (airborne and sea-borne) landings and MARKET-GARDEN (Southern Holland and Arnhem) in 1944.

 

Academic CV