Colonel GOULDING joined the Defence Forces in 1980 and was commissioned into the Infantry Corps
in 1982. During his career he has held numerous command and staff appointments both at home
One of the highlights of his career was when he commanded 6 Infantry Battalion, based in Athlone
from 2014 until 2017.
He has vast experience in Operations and Training, his most recent appointment in Ireland saw him
as Deputy Commander 2 Bde, based in the capital Dublin.
He has overseas experience with tours of duty to missions including Lebanon, Afghanistan and
Bosnia Herzegovina. He also previously served with the European Union Military Staff in Brussels
from 2011 – 2014.
He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway with a BSc and a Masters degree
from NUI Maynooth in Leadership, Management and Defence Studies.
He is married to Christina and they have two adult sons. He is an avid supporter of Hurling and