Colonel (OF-5) Ó Luasa is a Cavalry Officer who joined the Irish Defence Forces in 1986 and received his commission upon completion of his cadet training in 1988. Prior to deploying to KFOR, he held the position of Director of Combat Support and Director of Reserve Forces in Operations Division of Defence Forces Headquarters. Colonel Ó Luasa has a broad range of experience which includes postings as an Instructor in the Military College, Commanding Officer of a Cavalry Squadron, Senior Staff Officer in the Directorate of Training and Education as well as Commanding Officer of Irish Special Forces.
He is a graduate of National University of Ireland Galway, holding a Bachelors Degree in Commerce. He completed his Command and Staff Course in 2009 at the Irish Defence Forces Military College and holds a Masters in Military Leadership and Defence Studies from the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Colonel Ó Luasa’s mission with KFOR will be his seventh deployment.
Colonel Ó Luasa, as commander HSG, you will be on the frontline in the fight conducted to protect KFOR members and you will play an important role in maintaining both KFOR freedom of action and the welfare of our soldiers. We are pleased to welcome you in our team and we are sure you are going to live up to the challenges KFOR is facing at this time and honor the Irish army.