Brigadier Adrian Reilly was commissioned into a Scottish infantry unit in December 1992 after completing a year at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Whilst at regimental duty his service has predominantly been in armoured and mechanised forces. He has a variety of operational experience from tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq. He commanded an infantry battalion from 2012-14 and an armoured infantry brigade from 2017-19. As a brigade commander he led the UK high-readiness formation for NATO and UK contingent tasks during which time he deployed all his combat units on operations and exercised across the globe. On the staff Reilly has been a brigade chief of staff, the assistant to the Field Army Commander and the lead staff officer for Army Commitments. He joins the MOD International Security Directorate from having completed a year at the Royal College of Defence Studies where he completed an MA in International Security and Strategy. Brigadier Reilly is married to Anna-Lee (who is also serving as an Army brigadier) and they have two children. He is still a veteran Army hockey player and chairman of Army scuba-diving. His guilty pleasure is fly-fishing.