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UK armed forces

Army

Brigadiers

M. J. Boswell, Late REME, is appointed Director Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Army) with effect from December 2010.

P. W. Jaques, Late REME, is appointed Head of Equipment Plan, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability), with effect from July 2011.

J. R. Brittain, Late REME, is appointed Head of Capability, Expeditionary Logistics and Support, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability), with effect from April 2011.

N. R. Davies, Late Para, to be appointed Commander, Intelligence Collection Group, with effect from July 2011.

I. S. Simpson, Late REME, is appointed Head Operations International, Defence Estates, with effect from September 2010.

I. Hooper, Late R Signals, is appointed Head of Bowman and Tactical Communication and Information Systems Delivery Team, Information Systems and Services, with effect from October 2010.

Colonels

N. J. Kitson, Rifles, is appointed Colonel Army Policy, General Staff, with effect from October 2010.

D. L D. Bigger, Late RE, is appointed Colonel General Staff International, with effect from October 2010.

C. P. J. Walker, Late RLC, is appointed Assistant Head of Strategy, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel), with effect from August 2010.

F. H. Gardner, Late RLC, is appointed Colonel Personal Services 10 (Army), Directorate Personal Services (Army), with effect from March 2011.

J. J. Herbert, Late RA, is appointed Assistant Head Through Life Capability Management, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability), with effect from October 2010.

A. V. Carwardine, Late RA, is appointed Director B Division, Advanced Command and Staff Course, Joint Service Command and Staff College, Defence Academy, with effect from September 2010.

J. S. A. Carr-Smith, RDG, is appointed Assistant Head Land, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, with effect from December 2010.

C. L G. Herbert, Scots, is appointed Director A Division, Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land), Defence Academy, with effect from June 2011.

S. N. English, Late RLC, is appointed Director D Division, Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land), Defence Academy, with effect from January 2011.

J. D. Cavanagh, Rifles, is appointed Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff J5(B), Permanent Joint Headquarters, with effect from May 2011.

S. C. McMahon, RLC, is appointed Deputy Commander Joint Force Logistic Operations, Permanent Joint Headquarters, with effect from February 2011.

M. P. Carter, Late RE, is appointed Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff J7(B), Permanent Joint Headquarters, with effect from December 2010.

I. G. McKend, Late RLC, is appointed Assistant Director Combat Service Support, Headquarters Land Forces, with effect from August 2010.

P. J. Armstrong, Late REME, is appointed Assistant Director Support Equipment, Headquarters Land Forces, with effect from October 2010.

G. M. Woods, AGC(ETS), is appointed Assistant Director Training Development, Headquarters Land Forces, with effect from January 2011.

A. G. Bex, RLC, is appointed Inspector Explosives (Army), Headquarters Land Forces, with effect from April 2011.

J. M. Woodham, R Anglian, is appointed Chief of Staff 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division, with effect from March 2011.

M. P. Moore, RLC, is appointed Deputy Chief of Staff 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division, with effect from June 2011.

J. C. Probert, RLC, is appointed Commander Logistic Support 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division, with effect from February 2011.

A. S. Richmond, QDG, is appointed Commander Military Stabilisation Support Group, with effect from January 2011.

J. W. Lewis, Late RLC, is appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters 5th Division, with effect from February 2011.

D. E. Cook, Late RLC, is appointed Colonel Military Secretary Soldiers Combat Service Support, Army Personnel Centre, with effect from October 2010.

W. D. Cowan, Late REME, is appointed Commander Equipment Support, Headquarters 4th Division, with effect from October 2010.

 

By Adam Lyons

At a time when economic constraints are unleashed across broad areas of public spending, it is right that defence should receive its share of the pain. However, during a time of conflict in Afghanistan, it is essential that defence should not bear the brunt of the cuts that are to come, as continued operations have added unforeseen, but necessary strain to the defence budget. Neither should the outcome of the Strategic Defence and Security Review be overwhelmingly influenced by that conflict. Afghanistan is a current priority. Consequently there is a danger that this will result in an overwhelming focus upon counter-insurgency operations, to the detriment of future operational effectiveness. Where, and in what form future conflicts shall take, cannot be accurately predicted. It is vital, therefore, that the United Kingdom's armed forces should remain effective, whilst becoming increasingly economical. To abscond from its world role and relegate itself from the league of true blue-water military powers, for mere short-term savings, would be devastating for British security and global influence. The maintenance of a modern, technological force is becoming increasingly expensive to the point where elements have become unaffordable. As coalition warfare has become the norm, some capabilities and assets can be dispensed with. A complete overhaul of the defence procurement budget is also needed to make it more affordable and effective. Yet, significant investment in air, land and sea projects must be continued to meet the unforeseen challenges of the future.

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