P.O. Dave O'Leary

Irish Naval Service Mechatronics Secondment

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Email; david.oLeary@nmci.ie Phone; +353 (0)21 4335717


dave_olearyDave O'Leary joined us on a two year secondment from the Naval Service in June 2017. This sees Dave working closely with academics and keeping Naval HQ informed with the most recent developments that the Naval Service should be aware of. He has over 20 years military experience, specialising in Marine Communication & Navigation systems for the past 16 years. Dave studied Electronic Engineering in CIT qualifying in 2001, Marine Communications Systems in LIT in 2002 and has just completed a BA in Leadership,Management & Naval Studies with CIT in 2016. In 2009, David fulfilled his dream of becoming a Naval diver and after a number of years serving on this elite team, he went on to become an ROV Pilot & Maintenance Technician at The Underwater Centre, Fort William, Scotland. On returning to the Naval Service Dave was tasked with creating and implementing a training syllabus for Naval personnel on the Naval Services three ROVs. He has subsequently qualified as a UAV pilot and is also part of the Naval Services UAV working group.

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