Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Singapore Armed Forces (Retired). IEDD/ EOD Trainer-Mentor: UNMAS Projects in Somalia and Iraq-Kurdistan. Principal Technical Consultant, Gravitas International. Adjunct Trainer, ICPTVR – RSIS, NTU. Associate Practicing Management Consultant (APMC), Singapore Business Advisors and Consultant.
Gerard was a EOD-Counter Terrorism (Analyst) practitioner with 36 years of experience with the SAF before retiring to sharpen his skills further in the hostile theatres of Somalia and Iraq-Kurdistan with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). He is also a certified Associate Practicing Management Consultant (APMC) with the Singapore Business Advisors and Consultant Council (SBACC), and is currently with Gravitas International as its Principal Technical Consultant – EOD/IEDD/Counter Terrorism disciplines.
Currently, he holds appointments with Gravitas International as a Technical Consultant, and as an Adjunct Trainer with a Singapore Think-Tank: International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPTVR), Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore.
Being a senior EOD commander and a pioneer member of the Chemical Biological, Radiological and Explosive (CBRE) Data Centre, he was often involved in the development of Doctrines, Tactics-Techniques and Training Syllabus. At Army HQ, his primary role was to apprise the senior leadership on Terrorism related activities that affect the interest of the organisation.
Apart from the training he received in the SAF, Gerard was also schooled in overseas institutions which include: IEDD and Search Operations in the United Kingdom; Post Blast Investigation, US Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms(ATF); NATO Counter IED Course.
His operational experiences included over 180 EOD related missions in the fields of Disposal of Explosive Ordnance Remnants of War (ERW), Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) incidents, Post Blast Investigation (IED forensic) and Search Operations-national security events held in Singapore.