Gerry is a founding member and chair of the Cork Branch since 2010.  

He served forty-three years in the Irish Defence Forces and retired in 2017.

During his military service he had the honour of representing Ireland at the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme at Thiepval in 2016.  

He has also published a number of books and articles aspects of Irish military history for the period 1913 to 1923 and lectures on same. 

Gerry is currently focused on building the WFA organisation on the island of Ireland.