Chief of Staff Col Timothy Daly
Col Timothy Daly (Ireland) arrived to UNDOF in March 2021 to undertake a 12 month Tour of Duty as Chief of Staff. He takes over the role from Col Martin Alvarez (Uruguay), who recently departed the mission.
Colonel Timothy Daly was born in 1964 in Galway, Ireland and joined the Irish Army as a cadet officer in 1983. He was commissioned as an artillery officer in April 1984 and assigned to 1 Field Artillery Regiment based in Cork in the south of Ireland. He was promoted to Major in 2003, to Lt Col in 2012 and to Colonel in 2017.
He served in all command and staff appointments in the Artillery Corps including Battery Commander and Regimental Commander. He served at Brigade HQ as G1, 1 Brigade in Cork and at Ireland’s national Defence HQ in the J1 branch.
His most recent appointment was as Deputy Commander & Executive Officer of 1 Brigade in Cork.
He completed the Junior Command & Staff course in 1998 and the Senior Command & Staff course in 2009.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the National University of Ireland and a master’s degree in leadership and management also from the National University of Ireland.
He has deployed overseas on eight occasions in Lebanon, Kosovo, Liberia and Mali. Colonel Daly is married with two daughters and lives in Cork, Ireland.