Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations)

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Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations)
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty (1945-1946)
Navy Department (1966-1968)
Member ofBoard of Admiralty
Reports toVice Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral: E. Desmond B. McCarthy
Formation1945-1946, 1966-1968

The Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. The post holder was part of the Admiralty Naval Staff and member of the Board of Admiralty from 1945 to 1946 and again from 1966 to 1968,

History

The post was established in October 1945 following re-structuring of responsibilities of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff of one of his responsibilities. The post holder was a part of the Admiralty Naval Staff and member of the Board of Admiralty. The office holder was responsible for supervising the directors of a number of naval staff divisions originally the Operations Division until December 1946 when the post was abolished.[1]. In 1966 the office was revived until 1968 when it was replaced by the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations and Air).

Office holders

Included:[2]

Post in abeyance

References

  1. Clancy, Patrick; Straka, William. "HyperWar: War at Sea 1939-1945, I: The Defensive [Chapter 1]". ibiblio.org. HyperWar Foundation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  2. Watson, Dr. Graham. "The Organisation of the Admiralty 1939 to 1945". naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, Naval History.Net, 19 Sep 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2019.