Robert Fulton (Royal Marines officer)
|Sir Robert Fulton|
Lieutenant General Fulton in September 2006
|Born||21 December 1948|
|Years of service||1972 – 2006|
|Commands held||Commandant-General RM
3 Commando Brigade
Governor of Gibraltar
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Knight of the Order of St John
Educated at Eton College and at the University of East Anglia where he graduated with a BA degree, Fulton joined the Royal Marines in 1972. After serving as a junior officer for a number of years he was appointed to the Staff College at Warminster. He became a Company Commander in 42 Commando in 1983 and then undertook various staff appointments before joining the Directing Staff of the Army Staff College, Camberley in 1990.
He was appointed Commanding Officer of 42 Commando in 1992, Assistant Director for CIS Operational Requirements in 1994 and a member of the Rapid Reaction Force Operations Staff in UNPROFOR in 1995.
After attending the Royal College of Defence Studies and then the Higher Command and Staff Course in 1996, he became Commander of 3 Commando Brigade in 1997, Commandant-General Royal Marines in 1998 and Equipment Capability Manager at the Ministry of Defence in 2001. In 2003 was promoted to Lieutenant-General, on appointment as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability).
In April 2007 it was announced that Fulton would lead an inquiry into the capture of 15 British military personnel by Iranian forces.
Fulton was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 2005 Birthday Honours. He was appointed a Knight of the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ) on 5 August 2009.
Fulton married Midge née Free in 1975 and they have two sons.
|Commandant-General Royal Marines
1998 – 2001
|Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)
2003 – 2006
Sir Francis Richards
|Governor of Gibraltar
2006 – 2009
Sir Adrian Johns