Duncan Potts

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Duncan Potts
US Navy 080609-N-7179R-002 Rear Adm. Kendall Card bids Royal Navy Commodore Duncan Potts farewell after turning over command of the Combined Task Force One Five Eight (CTF) 158 mission.jpg
July 9, 2008: Rear Adm. Kendall Card bids Royal Navy Commodore Duncan Potts farewell after turning over command of the Combined Task Force One Five Eight (CTF) 158 mission.
Born 1961
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1979 -
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Brilliant
HMS Southampton
HMS Marlborough
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Rear Admiral Duncan Laurence Potts, CB (born 1961), is a Royal Navy officer serves as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Capability) and Controller of the Navy.[1]

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Wellington School in Somerset, Potts joined the Royal Navy in 1979.[2] He became Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Brilliant in 1996, Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMS Southampton in 1997 and a member of the Policy and Programmes Cell at the Permanent Joint Headquarters in 1998 before becoming Commander Sea Training to the Flag Officer Sea Training in 1999.[2] He was appointed Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Marlborough as well as Captain of the 4th Frigate Squadron in 2000 and deployed to the Middle East.[2]

He went on to be Captain Navy Plans and then Military Assistant to the Vice-Chief of Defence Staff at the Ministry of Defence.[2] He was appointed Commander of the UK Task Group in 2007 (in which role he was deployed to the Gulf) and Assistant Chief of Staff (Crisis and Deliberate Planning) at Permanent Joint Headquarters in 2009.[2] He became Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces in January 2011[2] (deployed as Commander of EU maritime operations off Somalia from August 2011)[3] and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Capability) and Controller of the Navy in April 2013.[4]

Potts was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2014 Birthday Honours.[5][6]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Peter Hudson
Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Robert Tarrant
Preceded by
Henry Parker
Controller of the Navy
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent