Peter Hudson (Royal Navy officer)

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Peter Hudson
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1980–
Rank Vice admiral
Commands held HMS Cottesmore
HMS Norfolk
HMS Albion
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Vice Admiral Peter Derek Hudson CBE is a Royal Navy officer who serves as Commander Maritime Command at NATO Headquarters.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Netherthorpe Grammar School and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Hudson joined the Royal Navy in 1980.[1] He became commanding officer of the minesweeper HMS Cottesmore in 1994 (deployed on fishery protection duties), commanding officer of the frigate Norfolk in 1996 and Fleet Operations Officer in 1998.[1] He went on to be leader of the team rationalising the regional fleet headquarters in 2000, commanding officer of the assault ship Albion in 2002, Director of Naval Resources and Plans at the Ministry of Defence in 2005 and commander of the Amphibious Task Group in 2008 (deployed as commander of the maritime Coalition Task Force in the Gulf).[1] He was appointed Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces in 2009 (deployed as commander of EU maritime operations off Somalia)[2] and Chief of Staff (Capability) for the Fleet in 2011.[3]

Hudson became Commander Allied Maritime Command in February 2013.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Philip Jones
Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces
Succeeded by
Duncan Potts