In April 2016 the first International Chapter of Operation Walk joined Operation Walk Chicago on a mission in Hanoi Vietnam. The team was make up of Irish surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses. They performed over 80 joint replacement surgeries, with some patients having bilateral joint replacements. The International Chapter hope to expand their experience and plan their first solo mission for April 2017. In May 2016, Mr Derek Bennett was nominated as director of the Irish Operation Walk Committee.