I am also a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served in the Nepal Army (NA), also known as the  Gurkha Army, for 14 years as a Combat Engineer Officer mostly constructing roads and bridges in rural Nepal.  During the Maoist Conflict, I switched to Bomb Disposal Operations which involved extensive operational work on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). I have served as a UN peacekeeper (blue helmet) on two occasions in the Congo (2003 & 2008). In 2009 I took voluntary retirement from the NA to pursue a MA in International Security from the SFS at Georgetown University Upon graduation in 2011, I worked extensively in Africa and the Middle East for the UN and the Danish Refugee Council, with extended periods in Eastern Chad, South Sudan, Gaza, Ivory Coast, Uganda and Iraq.

Research work

Gov and opposition meet under the supervision of the UN, South Sudan 2018
Advisor M. Gilligan with newly recruited Peshmerga, Erbil 2016
Lab in the field, Ivory Coast 2014

Nepal Army

With the FAPC rebels in Eastern Congo, 2003
Removing cluster bombs, Lebanon 2009
Dad returns from his Peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, 1979

United Nations (civilian staff)

Destroying weapons (DDR) in Ivory Coast, 2013
Disposing rockets, Gaza 2012
UN flag is lowered while a bugler plays, Somalia 2018

Field clips