Naval Staff Directorate

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Naval Staff Directorate
United Kingdom
Directorate overview
Formed1985
DissolvedActive
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
HeadquartersMinistry of Defence, Whitehall, London
Directorate executive
  • Commodore Naval Staff
Parent departmentMinistry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Naval Staff Directorate is a military staff directorate created in 1985 as the Directorate of Naval Staff Duties. The directorate was originally part of the British Ministry of Defence (Navy Department) and is now under the Ministry of Defence (Naval Staff) as part of Navy Command. It is currently administered by the Commodore Naval Staff.[1]

History[edit]

The directorate was established in November 1985 when its chief responsibilities was to provide administrative support to both the Admiralty Board and the Navy Board. Oversight of the directorate was initially the responsibility of the Office of the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff which is now the responsibility of the Office of the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy) as part of Navy Command.[2]

The directorate was administered by the Director of Naval Staff Duties from inception until June 2007 when his title was changed to Director of Naval Staff until 2014 when it was changed again to Commodore Naval Staff who in other official documents is sometimes styled as Head of Naval Staff.[3]

The Naval Staff Directorate is currently providing support to the First Sea Lord, ACNS (Policy), and the Navy Board. The directorate is supported in its role by the Secretariat (Naval Staff).[1][4]

Heads of the Directorate[edit]

Included:[5]

Director of Naval Staff Duties[edit]

  1. Captain Roger C. Dimmock: January-February 1985
  2. Captain E. S. Jeremy Larken: February-April 1985
  3. Captain the Hon. Nicholas J. Hill-Norton: April 1985-June 1987
  4. Captain Geoffrey W.R. Biggs: June 1987-August 1989
  5. Captain Michael C. Boyce: August 1989-April 1991
  6. Captain Michael P. Gretton: April 1991-July 1993
  7. Captain Alan W.J. West: July 1993-1994
  8. Commodore John H.S. McAnally: 1994-1995
  9. Commodore Christopher D. Stanford: 1995-1997
  10. Brigadier Robert A. Fry. RM: 1997-1999
  11. Commodore David G. Snelson: 1999-September 2000
  12. Commodore Trevor A. Soar: September 2000-August 2002
  13. Commodore Robert G. Cooling: August 2002-2003
  14. Commodore Michael Kimmons: 2003-February 2005
  15. Commodore Thomas A. Cunningham: February 2005-June 2007

Director of Naval Staff[edit]

  1. Brigadier Francis H.R. Howes. RM: June 2007-April 2008
  2. Commodore Clive C.C. Johnstone: April-December 2008
  3. Commodore Robert K. Tarrant: December 2008-August 2011
  4. Commodore Neil L. Brown: August 2011-November 2013
  5. Brigadier Peter S. Cameron. RM: November 2013-April 2014

Commodore Naval Staff[edit]

  1. Commodore James M. Lines: April 2014-February 2016
  2. Commodore Nicholas S. Roberts: February 2016-September 2017
  3. Commodore Iain S. Lower: September 2017-current

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Howard, B. M. (1985). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 110. ISBN 0116304855.
  2. ^ "The Navy Directory 2017 Containing Lists of Ships, Establishments and Officers of the Fleet" (PDF). royalnavy.mod.uk. London, England: Ministry of Defence United Kingdom. January 2018. p. 6. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ O'Donnell, Sir Gus (2007). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. Nowich, England: The Stationery Office Ltd. p. 110. ISBN 9780114301941.
  4. ^ The Civil Service Yearbook 2014-2015. p.133.
  5. ^ Mackie, Colin (January 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. pp. 23–24. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

Sources[edit]

  1. Howard, B. M. (1985). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. London, England: HM Stationery Office. ISBN 0116304855.
  2. O'Donnell, Sir Gus (2007). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. Nowich, England: The Stationery Office Ltd. ISBN 9780114301941.
  3. Mackie, Colin (January 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie.
  4. "The Navy Directory (2017) Containing Lists of Ships, Establishments and Officers of the Fleet" (PDF). royalnavy.mod.uk. London, England: Ministry of Defence United Kingdom.