The General Officer Commanding (GOC)   


General Officer Commanding (GOC)


Brigadier General O'Sullivan was appointed GOC Defence Forces Trainng Centre on the 14th September , 2003.

A native of Balinlough, in Cork City, joined the Defence Forces in 1965. Prior to his new appointment he served in the the:

2nd Eastern Brigade Dublin
Defence Forces Headquarters

The Military College


In addition to his home appointments he has extensive overseas service:

Officer Commanding 80th Irish Battalion UNIFIL, Lebanon
Iraq/Kuwait Border in 1992/3
Golan Heights, Middle East in 1976/7

East Timor 1999

He spent two years in New York as Military Advisor in the Permanent Mission of Ireland at the United Nations a posting that coincided with Ireland's membership of the Security Council.



The establishment of the Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC) is laid down in Defence Force Regulations.


It has a military strength of 1300 personnel supported by 300 Civilian Employees.

It provides facilities for Military Students undergoing approx. 200 courses per year.

In 2001 the Defence Forces Logistics Base was established combining the Logistics Bases of Dublin and the Curragh


Defence Forces Training Centre 
Curragh Camp
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