Colonel Sam Stuthridge was appointed Assistant Head, Manoeuvre Support in September 2020 and is responsible for the development of a diverse range of new capabilities including armoured engineer vehicles, military diving, EOD and Search, through to sustainable power generation, air support and field fortifications. After commissioning in 1996, he has served in a number of Sapper command appointments including Commando, EOD and Search, and Close Support Armoured Engineers. He has operational experience from the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, most recently deploying as commander of the Route Proving and Clearance unit in Helmand Province during the summer of 2011. On the staff, he has served in Brigade, Divisional and Corps headquarters. In 2016-2018, he led a J3 operations team in the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) in Northwood during the C-Daesh campaign. Colonel Stuthridge is the Manoeuvre Support lead with the British Army’s Capability Directorate.