Declan Power is a former career soldier who served in the three combat arms of the Irish Army on a variety of operations both at home and abroad. He completed various specialist courses and was attached to the Chief of Staff’s branch at Defence Force Headquarters.
He attended the military college and completed a degree in journalism with Dublin City University, following which he was attached to the Defence Force Press Office. He is also a graduate in Peace and Conflict Studies from Trinity College Dublin and various professional civil and military crisis management training courses and has carried out research and training with the Brunel University Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies in London.
Declan is the author many articles and papers on security affairs as well as Siege at Jadotville, one of the few books dealing with the Irish experience of UN service in the Congo, and is currently researching Beyond the Call of Duty, which examines the stories behind the awards of the Military Medal for Gallantry.
He now works both as an independent security and defence analyst and lectures in Terrorism and International Security at City College, Dublin. When not working in Dublin he has deploys as an adviser to various UN and other operations in Africa and the Middle East. Most recently he was the lead on a project to enhance field protection skills for international civilian agencies in South Sudan, he is also involved in a European Commission project to enhance counter-terrorism mechanisms and strengthen civil society in Africa.