Fleet Commander

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Office of the
Fleet Commander
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Vice Admiral Jeremy Paul Kyd.jpg
Incumbent
Vice-Admiral Jeremy Paul Kyd

since March 2019
Navy Command
Member ofAdmiralty Board, Navy Board,
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.
AppointerSecretary of State for Defence
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorCommander-in-Chief, Fleet
FormationApril, 2012
First holderAdmiral Sir George Zambellas

The Fleet Commander is a senior British Royal Navy appointment from date to date. The office holder is responsible for the operation, resourcing and training of the ships, submarines and aircraft, and personnel, of HM Naval Service.

History

The post was created in April 2012 following a reorganisation of the Royal Navy and the re-designation of the former role of Commander-in-Chief, Fleet.

Office Holders

Included:[1]

Fleet Commander
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Admiral Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir George Zambellas April – December 2012 [2]
2 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Philip Jones December 2012 – February 2016 [3]
3 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Benjamin Key February 2016 – March 2019 [4]
4 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Jeremy Paul Kyd March 2019 – current [5]

Additional titles

Between April, 2012 and February, 2016 this office was held jointly with that of Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and from February 2016 this office is currently held jointly with that of Chief Naval Warfare Officer.

Subordinate Flag Officers

  1. Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ships)
  2. Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Training)
  3. Commandant General Royal Marines
  4. Commander Operations
  5. Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces
  6. Commander UK Amphibious Forces
  7. Flag Officer, Sea Training

References

  1. Mackie, Colin. (April 2019) "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie. Scotland, UK. pp.131-132. Accessed: 26 November 2019.
  2. Mackie. pp.131-132.
  3. Mackie. pp.131-132.
  4. Mackie. pp.131-132.
  5. Mackie. pp.131-132.