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

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Office of the
Chief of Staff, Warfare to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet
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AbbreviationCOS (War)
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Fleet
NominatorNaval Secretary
AppointerSecretary of State for Defence
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
Formation2002
First holderRear-Admiral Alexander K. Backus
Final holderRear-Admiral David G. Snelson
Abolished2006
SuccessionChief of Staff, Capability to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet

The Chief of Staff, Warfare to Commander-in-Chief, Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from February, 2002 to December, 2006. 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 Alexander K. Backus: February 2002-June 2003
  2. Rear-Admiral Timothy P. McClement: June 2003-June 2004
  3. Rear-Admiral David G. Snelson: June 2004-December 2006

Role and Responsibilities

This flag officer and his staff was responsible for delivering operational capability to match the perceived and short term requirements of the Royal Navy.[3]

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. Heyman, Charles (2006). The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2007-2008. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.: Casemate Publishers. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-84415-489-0.