Commandant General Royal Marines

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Office of the Commandant General Royal Marines
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Flag of the Commandant General Royal Marines
Incumbent
Major General Matthew Holmes

since 2019
Ministry of Defence
Member ofNavy Command
Reports toFleet Commander
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term length1-4 years
Inaugural holderMajor-General Sir James Campbell
Formation1943-current

The Commandant General Royal Marines is the professional head of the Royal Marines. The title has existed since 1943. The Commandant General Royal Marines is responsible for advising the First Sea Lord, with professional responsibility for all Royal Marine units; however his direct reporting line is to the Fleet Commander.[1] He is assisted by a Deputy Commandant General, whose rank is brigadier.[2] This position is not to be confused with Captain General Royal Marines, who is the ceremonial head. The Commandant General Royal Marines is the counterpart to the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, although the latter is a full general.[3] He is based at Navy Command, as part of the headquarters staff.

Office Holders

References

  1. Government, H.M. "MOD roles and salaries: 2016 - GOV.UK - Navy Command senior". www.gov.uk. Royal Navy, MOD, April 21016. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  2. 08/11/2013 (2014-06-09). "Statement from Deputy Commandant General Royal Marines". Royal Navy. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  3. "Marine Corps Leadership". Marine Corps. Retrieved 18 February 2020.