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Senior Naval Staff

Senior Naval Staff

Serving Flag and General Officers

This area gives you information on all the senior officers currently serving in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Admiral Sir George Zambellas

First Sea Lord: Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC ADC

Vice Admiral P A Jones CB

Fleet Commander & Deputy Chief of Naval Staff: Vice Admiral P A Jones CB

Chief of Naval Personnel & Training and Second Sea Lord: Vice Admiral D G Steel CBE

Navy Command

Fleet Commander

Vice Admiral P A Jones CB

Second Sea Lord & Chief of Personnel & Training

Vice Admiral D G Steel CBE

Commander Operations

Rear Admiral M J Parr CB

Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Capability)

Rear Admiral D L Potts

Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Aviation & Carriers)

Rear Admiral R G Harding OBE

Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) and Naval Secretary

Rear Admiral S J Woodcock OBE

Commander of the United Kingdom Maritime Force (COMUKMARFOR)

Rear Admiral R K Tarrant

Flag Officer Sea Training

Rear Admiral B J Key 

Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England & Northern Ireland and Flag Officer Reserve Forces

Rear Admiral C J Hockley CBE

Commander UK Amphibious Forces & Commandant General Royal Marines 

Major General E G M Davis CBE RM

Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Support)

Rear Admiral I M Jess

Royal Marines 350

Major General D A Hook RM CBE

Chief of Staff (Integrated Change Policy)

Rear Admiral M C Cree

Chaplain of the Fleet

Rev S J Brown CBE QHC

Ministry of Defence/Centre Appointments

First Sea Lord & Chief of Naval Staff

Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC ADC DL

Chief of Defence Intelligence

Vice Admiral A D Richards CB

Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy)

Rear Admiral C C C Johnstone CBE

Programme Director Carrier Strike 

Rear Admiral H H Parker CB

Deputy Chief Executive UK Hydrographic Office (and National Hydrographer)

Rear Admiral T M Karsten

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear & Chemical, Biological)

Rear Admiral J H J Gower CB OBE

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Capability & Force Design)

Rear Admiral T P Fraser

Commandant Joint Service Command & Staff College

Rear Admiral J A Morse

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel) & Defence Services Secretary

Rear Admiral S P Williams

Commander Joint Medical Command

Surgeon Rear Admiral C J G McArthur QHP

Chief of Staff Joint Force Command

Rear Admiral P M Bennett OBE

Director Concepts & Doctrine

Rear Admiral J M L Kingwell

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy)

Rear Admiral S J Ancona


Permanent Joint Headquarters Appointments

Chief of Joint Operations

Lieutenant General Sir David Capewell KCB OBE RM

Defence Equipment & Support Appointments

Chief of Materiel (Fleet) (& Chief of Fleet Support on the Navy Board)

Vice Admiral S R Lister CB OBE

Director Ship Acquisition

Rear Admiral S B Brunton

Chief of Strategic Systems Executive

Rear Admiral M A Beverstock

Director Submarines

Rear Admiral M P Wareham

NATO, EU and International Appointments

Commander Maritime Command Northwood, NATO

Vice Admiral P D Hudson CBE

UK Military Representative to NATO    

Vice Admiral I F Corder CB

Deputy Commander Land Command Izmir

Lieutenant General G K Messenger DSO* OBE RM

Deputy Director EU Military Staff

Rear Admiral B N B Williams CBE

Deputy Commander Strike Force, NATO

Rear Admiral T M Lowe

Head of the British Defence Staff (Washington) & Defence Attache

Major General F H R Howes CB OBE