Chief of Naval Personnel and Training

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Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel and Training
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
AbbreviationCNPT
Member ofDefence Council
Admiralty Board
Navy Board
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and 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)
Formation2012-2015
First holderAdmiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss,

The Chief of Naval Personnel and Training (CNPT) was a former senior Royal Navy appointment created in 2012 as an additional role and responsibility for the office of Second Sea Lord the title was held jointly with that of 2SL until it was abolished in 2015.[1]

History

The origin of this office is found in the post of Chief of Naval Personnel (1917-1995). In 1996 The Second Sea Lord was given the addional title of Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command until 2012 when that office was abolished. The same year the appointment of Chief of Naval Personnel and Training was created as an additional joint title for the Second Sea Lord. The office holder controlled and directed the all Naval Personnel and Training for the Royal Navy until the office was abolished in 2015.[2]

Duties

The Chief of Naval Personnel and Training and Second Sea Lord (CNPT/2SL) is the Principal Personnel Officer (PPO) for the Naval Service. He has direct responsibility to 1SL/CNS for acting as the personnel champion for all Naval Service personnel wherever they are serving, regardless of which TLB or other organisation employs them.[3] As the PPO he develops Royal Navy policies and influences Defence-wide policies that enable the Royal Navy to be populated by sufficient, capable and motivated personnel now and in the future.[4] He is responsible for the non-deployable Fleet organisations and infrastructure covering such areas as training establishments and their personnel, Reserves in the UK and recruiting personnel and offices.[5]

Office Holders

  1. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery KBE ADC, (2012).[6]
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL, (2012-2015).[7]

Footnotes

  1. "Navy Command senior, as of March 2012 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Ministry of Defence UK. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. MOD March 2012.
  3. MOD March 2012.
  4. MOD March 2012.
  5. MOD March 2012.
  6. MOD March 2012.
  7. MOD March 2012.

Bibliography

  1. "Navy Command senior, as of March 2012 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Ministry of Defence UK. Retrieved 31 July 2019.