Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ship Acquisition)

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Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ship Acquisition)
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Ministry of Defence
Member ofNavy Command
Reports toSecond Sea Lord (2SL) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral: Paul Marshall
Formation2019-current

The Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ship Acquisition) is a senior British Royal Navy appointment. The office was first established in February, 2020.[1]

History

The post was initially established as the Programme Director for Type 26 frigates and established the navy's Command Ship Acquisition Programme Management Office under then Commodore Paul Marshall,[2] this office was elevated to that of a two star rank officer with a new title Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ship Acquisition).[3] The office holder is now overseeing the design and construction of the new Type 26 and 31 frigates, as well as replacement solid support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.[4]

Office Holders

Included:[5]

References

  1. Office, Cabinet (2020). "Civil Service Yearbook:United Kingdom Ministers, Departments and Executive Agencies Ministry of Defence (MoD) Navy Command Navy Personnel and Capability". www.civilserviceyearbook.com. HM Government. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. "Royal Navy Appoints New Senior Officers". Forces Network. Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England.: Forces Network. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  3. The Civil Service Yearbook Online 2020.
  4. The Civil Service Yearbook Online 2020.
  5. Mackie, Colin. "Admirals Current" (PDF). gulabin.com. Scotland: C. Mackie. Retrieved 8 February 2020.