Andrew Pringle

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Andrew Pringle
Born 1946
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1966–2001
Rank Major-General
Commands held 20th Armoured Brigade
Multi-National Division (South-West)
Battles/wars Operation Banner
Bosnian War
Kosovo War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major General Andrew Robert Douglas Pringle, CB, CBE (born 1946)[1] is a retired British Army officer and currently president of KBR's International Government and Defence business.[2]

Military career[edit]

Pringle attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned on 16 December 1966, as a second lieutenant in the Royal Green Jackets.[3] He was promoted to lieutenant in July 1968,[4] captain in December 1992[5] and major in February 1979.[6] He undertook a tour in Northern Ireland in 1980 for which he was appointed MBE.[7] Promoted to lieutenant-colonel in August 1983,[8] he was given command of his Regiment and promoted to full colonel in July 1988.[9]

He advanced to CBE in 1991.[10] Promoted to Brigadier in July 1992,[11] he was then given command of 20th Armoured Brigade in 1994.[12][13] He undertook a tour in Bosnia in 1995 for which he was given the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service.[14] In 1996 he became Director of Land Warfare at the Ministry of Defence.[13]

Pringle was promoted to major-general and appointed Commander of the Multi-National Division (South-West) of the Stabilization Force in Bosnia in November 1997;[15] this earned him a further Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service.[16] He then became Chief of Staff at the UK's Permanent Joint Headquarters in October 1998[17] in which role he was involved in British operations in Kosovo and Macedonia during 1999 for which he was appointed CB in the New Years Honours List 2000.[18]

He retired in October 2001.[19] In March 2004 he became a Non-Executive Director of Manpower Software[20] and in April 2008 he became president of KBR's International Government, Defence & Support Services business.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Checksure
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Pringle". KBR. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44247. pp. 1703–1705. 10 February 1967. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44614. p. 6793. 14 June 1968. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45853. p. 15057. 19 December 1972. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47775. p. 2330. 19 February 1979. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 48453. p. 17401. 15 December 1980. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49434. p. 10178. 1 August 1983. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51399. p. 7702. 4 July 1988. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52563. p. 5. 14 June 1991. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53001. p. 12670. 27 July 1992. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  12. ^ Major-General Andrew Pringle IQPC
  13. ^ a b Army Commands
  14. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54393. p. 6547. 9 May 1996. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  15. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54952. p. 12931. 17 November 1997. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  16. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 55303. p. 12075. 6 November 1998. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  17. ^ Ministry of Defence and Tri-service Senior Appointments
  18. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 55711. p. 41. 31 December 1999. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  19. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56366. p. 12429. 23 October 2001. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  20. ^ Movers and Shakers Daily Telegraph, 26 March 2004
Military offices
Preceded by
Angus Ramsay
Commander Multi-National Division (South-West), Bosnia
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Cedric Delves