- 22-06-2012, 10:46 #1
More Generals than Regiments
Ok, the title of this thread is slightly disingenious but I notice that the General Officers Appointments notification slipped out the day after the latest redundancy announcement included the creation of two new 2* posts. Whilst I'm sure there has been no overall increase in numbers of Major-Generals, I'd question whether we really need a DG Transformation in AHQ (with associated staff I'm sure) and a Deputy Commander III (US) Corps? Announcing this on the day after several thousand people have been told that they have been made redundant also doesn't seem like a great decision either.
For those who missed it the (UNCLAS) letter is below:
GENERAL OFFICERS APPOINTMENTS
To be Director General Army Transformation, Army Headquarters, a new post, in the rank of Major General, in June 2012.
Brigadier K D Abraham (Late Royal Regiment of Artillery), currently Director Force Development, Army Headquarters.
To be General Officer Commanding 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division, in the rank of Major General, in succession to Major General J I Bashall CBE, in October 2012.
Brigadier J R Chiswell CBE MC (Late Parachute Regiment), currently Head of Overseas Operations, Ministry of Defence.
To be Chief of Staff Land Forces, Army Headquarters, in the rank of Major General, in succession to Major General D M Cullen OBE, in October 2012.
Brigadier T R Urch CBE (Late Corps of Royal Engineers), formerly Assistant Chief of Staff J3 Operations, Permanent Joint Headquarters (United Kingdom).
To be Deputy Commanding General III (United States) Corps, a new United Kingdom post, in January 2013.
Major General D M Cullen OBE (Late Royal Regiment of Artillery), currently Chief of Staff Land Forces.
To be General Officer Commanding Theatre Troops, in succession to Major General
S A Burley MBE, in March 2013.
Major General T B Radford DSO OBE (Late Light Infantry), currently Chief of Staff Headquarters International Security Assistance Force Joint Command - Afghanistan.
To be Assistant Chief of the General Staff, in succession to Major General J R Everard CBE, in April 2013.
Major General J G Lorimer DSO MBE (Late Parachute Regiment), currently General Officer Commanding 3rd (United Kingdom) Division.
To be General Officer Commanding 3rd (United Kingdom) Division, in the rank of Major General, in succession to Major General J G Lorimer DSO MBE, in April 2013.
Brigadier J M Cowan DSO OBE (Late Royal Regiment of Scotland), currently Head of Counter-Terrorism and United Kingdom Operations, Ministry of Defence.
To be Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves), in the rank of Major General, in succession to Major General His Grace the Duke of Westminster KG CB OBE TD CD DL, in May 2013.
Brigadier R T I Munro TD (Late Parachute Regiment (Volunteers)), currently Assistant Commander Support Command.
- 22-06-2012, 12:08 #2
Can't say I'm surprised, senior officers are becoming more and more like politicians and the desire to create 'jobs for the boys' is stronger now than since the days of the Empire."Alright, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time."
"We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation." - Lily Tomlin
- 22-06-2012, 12:10 #3
- 22-06-2012, 12:13 #4
Someone told me that there are 63 men for every Brigadier or CS equivalent pay grade. Is this true? Or am I a gullible cunt?Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
- 22-06-2012, 13:02 #5
Do you not think that the Future of the Army and it's integration with our major partner are worthy of leadership at general level? Should the two posts be LCpl ERE postings instead?
- 22-06-2012, 13:05 #6
What kind of men? Where? At supermarket checkouts, in public toilets? Do you mean O/Rs?
As for more admirals than ships, by including HMS Victory and some decommissioned units, the Fleet is growing.
- 22-06-2012, 13:22 #7"Few and short were the prayers we said, and we spoke not a word of sorrow; but we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead, and we bitterly thought of the morrow."
The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna
- 22-06-2012, 13:37 #8
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
I was at School with TJ Urch the new Chief of Staff Land Forces
- 22-06-2012, 13:44 #9
- 22-06-2012, 14:13 #10