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The Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney TD, is pleased to announce the appointment of Colonel Kevin Cotter to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) of the Defence Forces with effect from 29 September, 2015. The Cabinet approved the appointment at its meeting yesterday.

Speaking of the appointment Minister Coveney said “I wish Colonel Cotter every continued success and I know he will make a significant contribution to the Defence Forces in his new role as Deputy Chief of Staff (Support). I look forward to working closely with him in the future”.


Note for Editors

Colonel Kevin Cotter is a Communications and Information Services Corps officer who is currently the Director of Strategic Planning in Defence Forces Headquarters based in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Colonel Cotter is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology and the Command and Staff Course, Military College.

Colonel Cotter’s most recent senior appointments include a period on the European Union Military Staff in Brussels and a period in the Military College, Curragh Camp. He has extensive overseas experience having served in Lebanon, Bosnia, Kosovo and Liberia.

Colonel Cotter is married with one child, His interests include strategic affairs and outdoor pursuits.

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