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Mike Ronan joined MPCT as the Regional Operations Manager (South) in October 2015. He joined the Army in 1986 and retired in April 2015 as a Late Entry Major.
Mike specialised as an Instructor and advisor on Infantry Weapons with the Small Arms School Corps in 1994 having transferred from the Royal Irish Rangers. Selected to be a commissioned officer from the ranks, he filled a series of increasingly demanding senior and middle management roles, including; Chief of Staff on operations in Afghanistan, SO2 training at a BMATT in the Czech Republic, Corps Adjutant for the SASC, Officer Commanding at the Infantry Battle School, Training Officer at an Army recruit training college and Exchange Officer with the Australian Defence Force. He deployed overseas to Germany, Canada, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Cyprus, Australia, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Serbia, Kosovo, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
On retirement, Mike took employment as a Senior Consultant, providing training and management consultancy services in the Safety Critical Sector and is also currently serving as the Reserves Training Major with 7 RIFLES.
Mike is married to Nicola and has two children, Louis aged 25 and Daniel aged 21.
After leaving college I decided to pursue a career in the military and after some deliberation I decided to join Her Majesty's Royal Marine Commandos. I enlisted in 1994 and went on to serve for 12 years finally leaving in 2006 as a Sergeant. During my service I carried out specialist training in both Arctic and Jungle Warfare and as a Military Parachutist. I served on Operations in Northern Ireland and The Gulf.
I enjoy passing on the skills and experiences I have gained from my training and career to the students at MPCT to give them a head start in their chosen careers.Simon Wooller
My experience comes from working with the Prince's Trust Team Programme and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, where I worked as a Deputy Team Leader, Skills Tutor and Assessor for over a decade.
I'm excited to be a part of MPCT and to working with some inspirational staff and young people. I look forward to seeing the learners develop and progress on to their chosen career path.
I served with the Royal Marines for just over four years. My initial draft was at HMNB Clyde in Faslane, Scotland as part of the security for Britain's nuclear deterrent.
I was deployed to Iraq in 2011 as part of the security team protecting the Royal Navy and USMC working within the Iraqi Naval Base in Umm Qasr.
After returning to Britain, I enrolled onto a Signallers course at CTCRM, and was drafted to 42 Commando, Bickleigh Barracks, Dartmoor.
While there I took part in two joint training exercises in America with the USMC and French Canadian marines.