Lamont Kirkland

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Robert Lamont Kirkland
CBE
Born Ayr, Scotland
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1976–2012
Rank Major General
Unit Royal Engineers
Green Howards
Commands held Green Howards
4th Division
Battles/wars Former Yugoslavia
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Major General (Robert) Lamont Kirkland, CBE is a former senior British Army officer. He commanded 4th Division from November 2008 to January 2012 and is now full time CEO of Team Army.

Career[edit]

Following education at Strathallan School and training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Kirkland's permanent commission in the Royal Engineers as a second lieutenant was confirmed on 9 October 1976 (dated 6 March 1976).[1] He was promoted lieutenant on 6 March 1978,[2] captain on 6 September 1982,[3] and major on 30 September 1989.[4]

He transferred to the Green Howards on 17 December 1991,[5] and was promoted lieutenant colonel on appointment as Commanding Officer of the Green Howards on 30 June 1994.[6] On 5 December 1997 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his service in the former Yugoslavia between December 1996 and June 1997.[7] He was promoted colonel on 30 June 2000,[8] and brigadier on 30 June 2003.[9] In the 2005 New Year Honours he was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).[10] In August 2008 he was serving as Director Army Personnel Strategy when he was nominated as the next General Officer Commanding of 4th Division.[11] This appointment took effect on 12 November 2008 when he was also promoted major general.[12] On 6 November 2008 he also became chairman of the Army Winter Sports Association (AWSA).[13]

He left his military posts in January 2012 on his retirement from the Army and became full time CEO of Team Army.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47067. p. 15409. 15 November 1976. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47067. p. 15409. 6 March 1978. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49136. pp. 13238–13239. 11 October 1982. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51890. p. 11310. 2 October 1989. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52838. p. 2790. 17 February 1992. Retrieved 26 November 2008. In this entry his rank is shown as lieutenant, presumably in error.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53724. pp. 9605–9606. 4 July 1994. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54969. p. 13691. 4 December 1997. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 55901. pp. 7243–7244. 4 July 2000. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56986. p. 8125. 1 July 2003. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57509. p. 5. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  11. ^ "Service appointments:Army". The Times. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  12. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58885. p. 17876. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  13. ^ "Welcome to the AWSA Web Site!—Latest news". AWSA. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  14. ^ "Team Army". Ethos. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Peter Everson
General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Post disbanded