Gen. (R) Mark Carleton Smith

Chief of the General Staff (2018-2022), United Kingdom

Warsaw Security Forum

Mark Carleton-Smith joined the Army on a University Cadetship in 1982 and was commissioned into 1st Battalion Irish Guards. He served at regimental duty in London, Germany, Canada and South Armagh, prior to service with 22 Special Air Service in the Gulf and the Balkans as both a Troop and Squadron Commander.

A graduate of the final Army Command and Staff Course at Camberley, he was appointed Chief of Staff 19 Mechanised Brigade (1999 to 2001) serving three tours in Kosovo prior to promotion to Lieutenant Colonel as Military Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief Land Forces (2001 to 2002). He was subsequently appointed Commanding Officer 22 Special Air Service and he commanded the Regiment in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2002 to 2005.

Bio source : https://www.gov.uk/government/people/mark-carleton-smith

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Gen. (R) Mark Carleton Smith

Chief of the General Staff (2018-2022), United Kingdom

Warsaw Security Forum

Mark Carleton-Smith joined the Army on a University Cadetship in 1982 and was commissioned into 1st Battalion Irish Guards. He served at regimental duty in London, Germany, Canada and South Armagh, prior to service with 22 Special Air Service in the Gulf and the Balkans as both a Troop and Squadron Commander.

A graduate of the final Army Command and Staff Course at Camberley, he was appointed Chief of Staff 19 Mechanised Brigade (1999 to 2001) serving three tours in Kosovo prior to promotion to Lieutenant Colonel as Military Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief Land Forces (2001 to 2002). He was subsequently appointed Commanding Officer 22 Special Air Service and he commanded the Regiment in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2002 to 2005.

Bio source : https://www.gov.uk/government/people/mark-carleton-smith

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