Fleet Commander

The current Fleet Commander is Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd CBE. Educated at Southampton University, Jerry Kyd joined the Royal Navy in 1985 as a Seaman Officer, during which time he was the first Captain of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Fleet Commander

Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd CBE

The role of the Fleet Commander is to provide ships, submarines and aircraft to meet the operational requirements of the Royal Navy. Based at Navy Command Headquarters, he is also responsible for the training of all Royal Navy personnel.

The Fleet Commander reports to the First Sea Lord and is appointed by the Prime Minister. The post is a re-designation of the former role of Commander-in-Chief Fleet and was created in 2012 following a major reorganisation of the Royal Navy.



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