The Maritime Reserves describes the combination of the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marines Reserve, commanded by Commander Maritime Reserves based in Naval Command Headquarters, Portsmouth.
Reservists’ involvement ranges from operations within Afghanistan and Iraq, to counter-terrorism and anti-piracy work in the Gulf. In many cases the individual reservist is indistinguishable from their regular counterparts.
With Units across the country and in many areas where there is little or no regular Royal Navy or Royal Marines presence, these reservists continue to play a key role in connecting with the nation through attendance at many important commemorative events.
EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY: Joint Cyber Unit (Reserve)
In May 2013 the Joint Forces Cyber Group stood up within the Joint Forces Command structure to deliver Defence’s cyber capability; its Reserve component is the Joint Cyber Unit (Reserve) (JCU(R)) which was announced by the Secretary of State for Defence on 29 Sep 13. The JCU(R) will provide specialist reservist support to the Joint Cyber Unit (Corsham), the Joint Cyber Unit (Cheltenham), and Information Assurance (IA) units across Defence.
The JCU(R) is now seeking to recruit individuals with exceptional verifiable cyber and/or IA skills from three areas: regular personnel leaving the service; current and former reservists; and individuals with no previous military service. Personnel will be selected based primarily on their existing technical knowledge, skills, experience and aptitude for posts in the JCU(R) sub-units.
For more information, including the types of skills we are looking for and contact details of the unit, please visit the JCU(R) web page.
- PREVIOUS UNITS:
- HMS Manchester, Ark Royal
Andrew Jameson joined the Royal Navy in 1983. Having completed his initial officer training at Britannia Royal Naval College, he read law at Newcastle University and then completed his professional training as a Logistics Officer.
His first sea appointment was Captain’s Secretary in HMS Brave. He then qualified as a submariner and served as the Supply Officer of HMS Torbay.
Having been selected for legal training, Jameson then trained as a barrister in London and, after being called to the Bar in 1994, joined the staff of the Flag Officer Submarines as legal adviser. He then returned to sea as the Supply Officer of HMS Manchester before becoming the legal adviser to Flag Officer Surface Flotilla.
After attending the Advanced Command and Staff Course in 1998, and promotion to Commander, he took over as the Head of the Naval Prosecuting Authority before returning to sea as the Logistics Commander of HMS Ark Royal.
Following this appointment, Jameson was the Fleet Legal Adviser in Navy Command HQ. This was followed by an assignment as the Commander of HMS Sultan.
Promoted Captain in 2006, Jameson re-joined the Navy Command HQ as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel), and then Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Logistics) before attending the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) in 2008.
After RCDS, Jameson served in the Ministry of Defence in the Armed Forces Bill Team and as the military lead for tri-service discipline policy. This period saw the implementation of the Armed Forces Act 2006, and the initial work for the 2011 legislation
Jameson returned to Navy Command Headquarters in 2010 to become Commodore Naval Legal Services.
He assumed Command of the Maritime Reserves in April 2013.
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