Sir Chris Deverell was commissioned into the Second Royal Tank Regiment in
1979. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in politics,
philosophy and economics, he saw regimental service in Northern Ireland,
Germany, Belize and Cyprus. He commanded the Joint Nuclear Biological and
Chemical Regiment (First Royal Tank Regiment) at RAF Honington in Suffolk, and
4th Armoured Brigade in Iraq and Germany.
Deverell has served 4 appointments in the Head Office of the Ministry of Defence:
in Land Systems Operational Requirements, in Army Plans, as Assistant Private
Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, and as Director of Equipment
Capability (Ground Manoeuvre). His operational appointments include Deputy
Assistant Chief of Staff for Land Operations in the Permanent Joint
Headquarters, Chief of Staff to the Senior British Military Advisor at US
Central Command during the build-up to and invasion of Iraq, and Deputy
Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations/Commitments) in Headquarters Land Forces.
promotion to Major General in December 2008, he became Director General
Logistics Support and Equipment in Headquarters Land Forces, before moving to
Defence Equipment and Support in March 2011 as Director Materiel Strategy. In
July 2012 he was appointed Chief of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster General.
Upon promotion to General in April 2016 he assumed Command of Joint Forces
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