Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Support)

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Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Support)
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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: Peter Hudson
Formation2011-2018

The Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Support) was a senior British Royal Navy support command appointment. The office was first established in December,l 2011.[1] In January, 2018 this office was replaced by a Director Naval Support now held by a civilian official (currently equivalent to a Rear-Admiral).[2]

The office holder was responsible for formulating and implementing naval policy in relation to operational naval support to the Royal Navy as part of Navy Command Naval Staff and they reported to the Second Sea Lord (2SL) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff.[3]

History

The Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Support) was initially military role of the Royal Navy, the post holder who was responsible for HM Naval Bases Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth, naval estate infrastructure, oil fuel depots, engineering support and logistics policy and wider assurance and advice on all matters relating to operational naval support to the Royal Navy.[4] In January, 2018 this office was replaced by a new office Director Naval Support.[5]

Office Holders

Subordinate Staff

This office holder was supported by and supervised the following staff:[7]

  1. Assistant Chief of Staff, Engineering Support
  2. Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics and Infrastructure
  3. Commander, Devonport Naval Base
  4. Commander, Clyde Naval Base
  5. Commander, Portsmouth Naval Base

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. The Civil Service Yearbook Online 2020.
  3. Government, H.M. "The Navy List" (PDF). royalnavy.mod.uk. H.M. Stationery Office, January, 2017, pp.6-9.
  4. The Civil Service Yearbook Online 2020.
  5. The Civil Service Yearbook Online 2020.
  6. "INEC 2016 Keynote Address - Rear Admiral Richard Stokes, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Support), Royal Navy, UK". imarest.org. Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, 5 May 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  7. The Navy List Directory 2017. pp.6-9