Director Naval Support

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Director Naval Support
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Incumbent
Rear-Admiral Matthew S. Harrison OBE.

since January 2018
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 Matthew S. Harrison OBE.
Formation2018-current

The Director Naval Support is a senior British Royal Navy appointment. The office was first established in January 2018.[1] This office replaced the former role of Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Support). The office holder is responsible for formulating and implementing naval policy in relation to operational support to the Royal Navy as part of Navy Command and reports to the Second Sea Lord (2SL) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff.

History

The Director Naval Support is 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.[2] It replaced the former role of Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Support).[3]

Office Holders

  1. Rear-Admiral Matthew S. Harrison OBE — (January 2018–current).[4]

Subordinate Line Staff

This office holder currently supported by and supervises the following:[5]

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

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. The Civil Service Yearbook Online 2020.
  4. The Navy Directory 2018. p.8.
  5. The Civil Service Yearbook Online 2020.