Fleet Commander

Vice Admiral Andrew Burns was appointed Fleet Commander in September 2021 and commands all operational arms (Surface Flotilla, Submarine Flotilla, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary) of the Royal Navy. This includes their generation for task and operational effectiveness.  He is the Chief Naval Warfare Officer and the Gender Advocate for the Royal Navy.

Fleet Commander

Vice Admiral Andrew Burns CB OBE

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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