During 34 years of military service, and nine operational tours, Andrew Sharpe commanded on operations in all ranks from second-lieutenant to brigadier. In addition to his service in the Field Army, he has held posts that have required the leading of operational and strategic planning, both nationally and in international coalitions, forming strategic concepts and turning them into effective operational and tactical execution.
He was the Deputy Commandant of the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College and the Director of the UK Higher Command and Staff Course. He left the British Army as a Major General, completing his military career as the Director of the UK MoD’s independent think-tank: the DCDC. For three years he ran the UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel.
Doctor Sharpe is the Director of the British Army’s Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research and a Senior Mentor on the British Army’s generalship programme. In addition, as an independent consultant, he has partnered with governments, international organisations and businesses to provide strategic, operational and leadership advice, support and mentoring.