Mark Mans

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Sir Mark Mans
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1974–present
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Regional Forces
Battles/wars The Troubles
Gulf War
Bosnian War
Iraq War
Awards Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service, 1996
Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 2005
United States Legion of Merit, 2006
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, 2012

Lieutenant-General Sir Mark Francis Noel Mans KCB CBE DL (born 1955) is a senior British Army officer, who served as Adjutant-General to the Forces of the United Kingdom.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Berkhamsted School,[1] Mark Mans was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1974.[2] During the Gulf War he was Officer Commanding 37 Field Support Squadron.[3] He was later deployed in Bosnia.[4] In February 2005 he became Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Force – Iraq.[5]

He served as Deputy Adjutant General,[6] taking up that appointment in 2006, before becoming Military Secretary in March 2008.[4] In September 2009 he was appointed Commander of Regional Forces at Land Command.[4] Then in December 2009 he was made Adjutant-General to the Forces with responsibility for both personnel and support.[7]

He was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in 1996,[8] appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2005 Birthday Honours,[9] and awarded the American Legion of Merit in December 2006.[10] He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2012 New Year Honours.[11][12]

Mans was appointed the Chief Royal Engineer on 14 September 2013.[13]


  1. ^ Berkhamsted School Alumnus, 4 July 2007
  2. ^ "No. 46270". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 April 1974. p. 5057. 
  3. ^ Small Wars: Gulf Units
  4. ^ a b c TA Quarterly Archived 18 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. September 2009
  5. ^ U.S. Pushing Roadside, Car-Bomb Awareness[permanent dead link] Washington Times, 25 May 2005
  6. ^ Army Opens New Court Martial Centre Archived 7 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Ministry of Defence, 1 August 2006
  7. ^ Army conducts top level organisational review Archived 18 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Defence News, 9 December 2009
  8. ^ "No. 54393". The London Gazette. 10 May 1996. p. 6548. 
  9. ^ "No. 57665". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2005. p. 5. 
  10. ^ "No. 58183". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 December 2006. p. 17361. 
  11. ^ "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 2. 
  12. ^ New Year Honours List 2012: full list,
  13. ^ "No. 60669". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 October 2013. p. 21336. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Andrew Farquhar
Deputy Commanding General Multi-National Corps – Iraq
February 2005 – August 2005
Succeeded by
Nick Parker
Preceded by
Nicholas Cottam
Military Secretary
Succeeded by
David Rutherford-Jones
Preceded by
Sir Nick Parker
Commander Regional Forces
September 2009 – December 2009
Succeeded by
Post abolished
Preceded by
Bill Rollo
Adjutant General
Succeeded by
Gerald Berragan
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Peter Wall
Chief Royal Engineer
2013 –
Succeeded by