Jonathan Shaw (British Army officer)
22 November 1957|
Leeds, West Yorkshire
|Years of service||1981-2012|
2 Bn Parachute Regiment|
12th (Mechanized) Brigade
Iraq War Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus
Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Educated at Sedbergh School and Trinity College, Oxford, where he studied PPE, Shaw was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1981. He was a platoon commander with 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War. Having attended Staff College, Camberley between 1989 and 1990, he was appointed Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment in 1997.
After attending the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in 2000, he was made Commander of 12th (Mechanized) Brigade in 2002 and subsequently commanded the Multi-National Brigade (Centre) in Kosovo. He was appointed Director Special Forces in 2003, and having attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2006, he became General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division (South East), Iraq in January 2007 and went on to be Chief of Staff at HQ Land Forces in September 2007. He became Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (International Security Policy) in March 2009 and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Global Issues) in January 2011. His responsibilities include Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear Policy, Arms Control and Counter Proliferation and Cyber.
He is married to Gillie, a partner in a firm of lawyers; they have two children.
- Shaw, Jonathan (16 Oct 2014). Britain in a Perilous World: The Strategic Defence and Security Review We Need. Haus Publishing. ISBN 978-1908323811.
| Director Special Forces
| General Officer Commanding
Multi-National Division (South East), Iraq
January 2007–August 2007