James Macleod (Royal Navy officer)

Rear Admiral James Norman Macleod, CB, CVO (born 17 March 1970) is a senior Royal Navy officer.

James Macleod
Born (1970-03-17) 17 March 1970 (age 52)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1989–2022
RankRear Admiral
Battles/warsIraq War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

EducationEdit

Macleod also holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Cranfield University and a Master of Arts in Defence Studies from King's College London.[1]

Naval careerEdit

Macleod joined the Royal Navy on 4 January 1989.[2] He became Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Integrated Change Programme in March 2014,[3] and Head of Armed Forces Remuneration at the Ministry of Defence in September 2016.[4] After attending the Royal College of Defence Studies,[5] he was appointed Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel Capability) and Defence Services Secretary in March 2019,[6][7] with promotion to rear-admiral from 27 March 2019.[8] He retired from the navy on 14 September 2022.[9]

Macleod was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2020 Birthday Honours,[10] and a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in February 2022 on relinquishing his duties as Defence Services Secretary.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Macleod, Rear Adm. James Norman, (born 17 March 1970), Defence Services Secretary, and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel Capability), since 2019." WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. 1 Dec. 2019; Accessed 7 Dec. 2019.
  2. ^ "No. 53537". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1992. p. 20679.
  3. ^ "Service appointments: Royal Navy". The Times. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Guide to Expenses and Allowances for Service Personnel" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Freedom of Information Response" (PDF). Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  6. ^ Royal Court Circular, 2019, Buckingham Palace, 27 March 2019
  7. ^ "Current Admirals" (PDF). Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  8. ^ "No. 62610". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 April 2019. p. 6430.
  9. ^ "No. 63848". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 October 2022. p. 19790.
  10. ^ "No. 63135". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 October 2020. p. B2.
  11. ^ Royal Court Circular, Windsor Castle, 16 February 2022
Military offices
Preceded by Defence Services Secretary
2019–2022
Succeeded by