Chief of Staff, Capability to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet

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Office of the
Chief of Staff, Capability to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet
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AbbreviationCOS(CAP)
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Fleet
NominatorNaval Secretary
AppointerSecretary of State for Defence
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorChief of Staff, Warfare to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet
Formation2007
First holderRear-Admiral Philip L. Wilcocks.
Final holderRear-Admiral Peter D. Hudson.
Abolished2012
SuccessionChief of Staff, Capability to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet

The Chief of Staff, Capability to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet also known as Chief of Staff, Capability or Chief of Staff, Capability, Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from January 2007 to April 2012. The office holder was responsible for delivering operational capability for the Royal Navy. he reported to the Commander-in-Chief, Fleet.[1]

Office Holders

Included:[2]

  1. Rear-Admiral Philip L. Wilcocks: January 2007-November 2008
  2. Major-General Garry S. Robison: November 2008-February 2011
  3. Rear-Admiral Peter D. Hudson: February 2011-April 2012.

Role and Responsibilities

Chief of Staff, Capability was an Operating Board Member and Principle Executive Staff Officer within the Royal Navy's Front Line Operational Headquarters of 1,200 military and civilian staff.[3] He and his team are responsible for the comprehensive Force Generation and preparation of Royal Navy warships, nuclear submarines and Royal Marines personnel for operations worldwide, and responsible for the programming of the 4 year equipment and support budget to underpin their materiel availability.[4] COS(CAP) has a close working relationship with COS(Aviation and Carriers) in the generation of maritime aviation and carrier capability.[5]

References

  1. Mackie, Colin. (January 2020).Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865. Fleets and Overseas Stations. pp.128-193..
  2. Mackie, Colin. (January 2020).Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865. Fleets and Overseas Stations. pp.128-193..
  3. Defence, Ministry of (1 November 2010). Transparency data Navy Command senior staff. HM Government. London. United Kingdom
  4. MOD.
  5. MOD.