Christopher Deverell

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Sir Christopher Deverell
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Sir Christopher Deverell
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1979 – present
Rank General
Commands held Joint Forces Command
4th Armoured Brigade
Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear Regiment
Battles/wars The Troubles
Iraq War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Order of the British Empire

General Sir Christopher Michael Deverell, KCB, MBE, ADC Gen is a senior British Army officer who currently serves as Commander of the UK's Joint Forces Command as of April 2016.

Early life and education[edit]

Deverell was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and Mansfield College, Oxford.[1]

Military career[edit]

Deverell was commissioned into the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment in 1979.[1] He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1991 Birthday Honours,[2] and went on to command of the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear Regiment.[1] He commanded 4th Armoured Brigade in Iraq and Germany from January 2005,[1] became Director Equipment Capability (Ground Manoeuvre) from April 2007[3] and was made Director General Logistics Support and Equipment at HQ Land Forces in December 2008.[4] He became Chief of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster General from May 2012.[5] Knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 2015 New Year Honours,[6][7] Deverell was promoted to general on 5 April 2016 on appointment as Commander of Joint Forces Command.[8][9] He was appointed as an aide-de-camp from the same date.[10]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Gary Coward
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Paul Jaques
Preceded by
Sir Richard Barrons
Commander Joint Forces Command
2016 –
Incumbent