Jonathan Woodcock

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Jonathan Woodcock
Born 1962
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1984 -
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering
HMS Raleigh
Battles/wars Iraq War
Awards Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Rear Admiral (Simon) Jonathan Woodcock OBE (born 1962) is a Royal Navy officer who currently serves as Naval Secretary.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Ryde School and Britannia Royal Naval College, Woodcock joined the Royal Navy in 1984.[1] He served as Commander (Engineering) in HMS Ark Royal and saw action during Operation Telic as Staff Marine Engineer to the Amphibious Task Group.[1] He went on to be Chief of Staff to the Capability Manager Precision Attack at the Ministry of Defence in December 2003, commanding officer of the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in March 2005 and commanding officer of the basic training unit HMS Raleigh in January 2008.[2] After that he became Head of Pay and Manning in the Ministry of Defence in April 2010, Director Naval Personnel at Fleet Headquarters in January 2012 and Naval Secretary in September 2012.[1]

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Birthday Honours.[3]


  1. ^ a b c The Naval Engineer
  2. ^ Island Life
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58729. p. 4. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
Military offices
Preceded by
David Steel
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by