First Sea Lord

The current First Sea Lord is Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC. Over the course of his 40-year career, he has distinguished himself in numerous operations and received various honours and awards, including the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.

First Sea Lord

Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC

The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff is the professional head of the entire Royal Navy. As the Chairman of the Navy Board, he is responsible to the Secretary of State for the fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale of the Naval Service, and for supporting the management and direction of the Armed Forces.

The First Sea Lord is also a member of the Defence Council and of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. He supports the Secretary of State in the management and direction of the Armed Forces, and advises on maritime strategy and policy.



Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC

We must be guided by the ambition that has been set for the Navy and judged by our achievements on operations. I am convinced that if we do these things, and do them well, then we cannot fail.

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