Charles Montgomery (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Charles Montgomery
VAdm Charles Montgomery.png
VAdm Charles Montgomery, CBE in 2011
Born 1955
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1973 - 2013
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Beaver
Naval Home Command
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Percival Ross Montgomery, KBE, ADC (born 1955) is a Royal Navy officer who, until 10 October 2012, served as Second Sea Lord.

Early life[edit]

Montgomery was born in 1955. He was educated at Uppingham School and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He attended Sheffield University, graduating in 1976 with a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.[1]

Military career[edit]

Montgomery joined the Royal Navy in 1973.[2] After spending his first three years of service at university, he went to sea and rose through the officer ranks to become Commander of HMS Beaver.[2] Later he became Training Director of the Naval Recruiting and Training Agency and then Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence.[2] He went on to become Director of Naval Personnel Strategy in 2005, Naval Secretary in 2008[3] and Second Sea Lord in 2010.[2]

Later life[edit]

On 25 January 2013 the Home Office announced that Montgomery had been appointed Director General of the Border Force. [4]

Honours and decorations[edit]

Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) 2012[5]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 2006[6]
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal 2002
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012

Montgomery was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2006 Birthday Honours[7] and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours.[8]

Montgomery became an honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Sheffield (12 January 2012).[9]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Richard Ibbotson
Naval Secretary
2008–2010
Succeeded by
David Steel
Preceded by
Sir Alan Massey
Second Sea Lord
2010–2012
Succeeded by
David Steel