David Steel (Royal Navy officer)
|David George Steel|
|Born||6 April 1961|
|Years of service||1979 - Present|
|Commands held||Second Sea Lord
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Steel was born on 6 April 1961. He was educated at Rossall School, a public school in Lancashire. He attended Durham University, where he read law. He graduated in 1983. He was called to the bar in 1988.
Steel joined the Royal Navy in 1979. In December 1999, he was commended for valuable service in support of operations in Kosovo and Macedonia earlier that year. In November 2005 he became Commander HM Naval Base Portsmouth and in that capacity was honoured for his "inspirational leadership" during the battle against government cuts in 2007. He was also given the title of Chief Naval Logistics Officer. In November 2008 Steel was made Director of Service Personnel Policy (Pay and Allowances) at the Ministry of Defence and, in April 2010, he was promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Naval Secretary.
Honours and decorations
|Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)||2009|
|General Service Medal||With 1 clasp|
|NATO Medal for Kosovo|
|Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal||2002|
|Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal||2012|
|Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service||1999|
- "Chief of Naval Personnel & Training and Second Sea Lord". MOD - Royal Navy. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 1999. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
- Hands off our base Portsmouth News, 17 October 2007
- Royal Navy Logistics officers' conference - A NAVSUP perspective Navy Supply Corps Newsletter, 1 September 2008
- Royal Navy Engineer takes command of Portsmouth Naval Base Queen's Harbour Master, 17 November 2008
- Next 2SL is appointed Navy News, February 2010
- Ups and outs July 2012 Defence Viewpoints
Sir Charles Montgomery
|Second Sea Lord