Naval Staff Directorate

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Naval Staff Directorate
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Directorate overview
Formed2007
DissolvedActive
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
HeadquartersMinistry of Defence, Whitehall, London
Directorate executive
  • Commodore Naval Staff
Parent departmentMinistry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Naval Staff Directorate is a military staff was created in 2007 when it replaced the earlier Directorate of Naval Staff Duties'. The directorate is now under the Navy Command (Naval Staff) as part of Navy Command. It is currently administered by the Commodore, Naval Staff.[1]

History

The directorate was originally established in November 1985 when its chief responsibilities was to provide administrative support to both the Admiralty Board and the Navy Board. Oversight of the directorate was initially the responsibility of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff it is now the responsibility of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) as part of Navy Command.[2]

The directorate was administered by the Director of Naval Staff Duties from inception until June 2007 when his title was changed to Director of Naval Staff until 2014 when it was changed again to Commodore, Naval Staff who in other official documents is sometimes styled as Head of Naval Staff.[3]

The Naval Staff Directorate currently provides support to the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, ACNS (Policy), and the Navy Board. The directorate is supported in its role by the Secretariat (Naval Staff).[1][4]

In Command

Included:[5]

Director of Naval Staff

  1. Brigadier Francis H.R. Howes. RM: June 2007-April 2008
  2. Commodore Clive C.C. Johnstone: April-December 2008
  3. Commodore Robert K. Tarrant: December 2008-August 2011
  4. Commodore Neil L. Brown: August 2011-November 2013
  5. Brigadier Peter S. Cameron. RM: November 2013-April 2014

Commodore, Naval Staff

  1. Commodore James M. Lines: April 2014-February 2016
  2. Commodore Nicholas S. Roberts: February 2016-September 2017
  3. Commodore Iain S. Lower: September 2017-current

Refernces

  1. 1.0 1.1 Howard, B. M. (1985). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 110. ISBN 0116304855.
  2. "The Navy Directory 2017 Containing Lists of Ships, Establishments and Officers of the Fleet" (PDF). royalnavy.mod.uk. London, England: Ministry of Defence United Kingdom. January 2018. p. 6. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  3. O'Donnell, Sir Gus (2007). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. Nowich, England: The Stationery Office Ltd. p. 110. ISBN 9780114301941.
  4. The Civil Service Yearbook 2014-2015. p.133.
  5. Mackie, Colin (January 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. pp. 23–24. Retrieved 19 November 2019.

Bibliography

  1. Howard, B. M. (1985). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. London, England: HM Stationery Office. ISBN 0116304855.
  2. O'Donnell, Sir Gus (2007). The Civil Service Yearbook: Cabinet Office. Nowich, England: The Stationery Office Ltd. ISBN 9780114301941.
  3. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie.
  4. "The Navy Directory (2017) Containing Lists of Ships, Establishments and Officers of the Fleet" (PDF). royalnavy.mod.uk. London, England: Ministry of Defence United Kingdom.