|Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman|
|Born||5 January 1947|
|Years of service||1968–2008|
Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff|
Commander-in-Chief, Land Forces
Adjutant-General to the Forces
Joint Services Command and Staff College
1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Granville-Chapman was born on 5 January 1947. He was educated at Charterhouse School, a public school in Godalming, Surrey. He studied law at Christ's College, Cambridge, and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1968; as per tradition, this was promoted to a Master of Arts (MA (Cantab)) degree.
Granville-Chapman was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1968. He went on to be an instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and then took a staff job in Military Operations in the Ministry of Defence. Later he became Military Assistant to the Commander 1 (BR) Corps before being appointed commanding officer of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (1RHA) in Hohne, Germany.
He was made the Chief of the General Staff's author for the first version of the British Military Doctrine and then went on to be Assistant Director in the Defence Policy Staff at the Ministry of Defence.
He was made commander of an armoured brigade in Germany and then Director of Army Staff Duties. He became Assistant Chief of the General Staff in 1994. He became the first Commandant of the Joint Service Command and Staff College when he was appointed to that post on 28 June 1996. He was made Adjutant General in 2000, Commander-in-Chief, Land Command in 2003 and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in 2005.
|Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)||(2007)|
|Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)||(2001)|
|General Service Medal||With one bar|
|Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal||(2002)|
|Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal||(2012)|
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- Biographical profile, Ministry of Defence, archived from the original on 13 October 2008
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- "No. 57724". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 August 2005. p. 10299.
- "No. 58771". The London Gazette (Supplement). 22 July 2008. p. 11003.
- "No. 61916". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 May 2017. p. 9030.
- "No. 58196". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2006. p. 5.
- "New Years Honours 2000". BBC. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
| Assistant Chief of the General Staff
| Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College
Sir Alexander Harley
| Adjutant General
Sir Alistair Irwin
Sir Michael Jackson
| Commander-in-Chief, Land Command
Sir Richard Dannatt
Sir Anthony Bagnall
| Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff
Sir Nick Houghton
Sir Alexander Harley
| Master Gunner,
St. James's Park
Sir Andrew Gregory