Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Warfare)
|Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Warfare)|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Admiralty Naval Staff (1952-1964), Naval Staff (Navy Department) (1964-1968)|
|Member of||Board of Admiralty|
|Reports to||Vice Chief of Naval Staff|
|Nominator||First Sea Lord|
Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 1–3 years)|
|Inaugural holder||Rear-Admiral Geoffrey Barnard|
The Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Warfare) was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. The post holder was part of the Admiralty Naval Staff from October, 1952 to April 1964. Then part of the Naval Staff (Navy Department) from April, 1964 to May, 1968.
The post was originally established in October, 1952 as part of the Admiralty Naval Staff. In April 1964 following a reorganisation of defence in the United Kingdom the existing individual service ministries the (Air Ministry, Department of Admiralty and War Office) were unified into the Ministry of Defence, where they became service departments. The Admiralty became the Navy Department and the Admiralty Naval Staff was renamed to Naval Staff (Navy Department). The office existed until May, 1968 when it was renamed to Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operational Requirements).
- Rear-Admiral Geoffrey Barnard, October 1952-January 1953 
- Rear-Admiral Arthur Pedder, — (January 1953–October 1954)
- Rear-Admiral William John Yendell, — (October 1954–July 1957) 
- Rear-Admiral Henry C. N. Rolfe, — (July 1957–June 1960)
- Rear-Admiral Maurice J. Ross, — (June 1960–October 1963)
- Rear-Admiral John G. B. Cooke, — (October 1963–March 1966)
- Rear-Admiral Anthony Griffin, — (March 1966–May 1968)
- Note:Post Abolished 1968 changed to ACNS Operational Requirements.
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