|Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely, KCB MC|
Lieutenant General Kiszely was commissioned into the Scots Guards from Sandhurst in 1969. He served with the regiment as platoon commander, company commander and commanding officer in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands. His subsequent commands have been those of 7th Armoured Brigade and 1st Armoured Division and twice in Bosnia - firstly as Commander Multi-National Division South West and later as Deputy Commander of the NATO force. His staff appointments have included chief of staff of an armoured brigade, an instructor and subsequently deputy commandant of the Army Staff College, and three tours in the Ministry of Defence, latterly as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Resources and Plans).
Promoted to Lieutenant General in 2002, he served as Commander Regional Forces, Land Command, followed by 6 months in Iraq as Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Force and Senior British Military Representative. He took up his present appointment as Director of the Defence Academy in May 2005. He holds two honorary appointments: Colonel Commandant of the Intelligence Corps and Honorary Colonel of the University of London Officer Training Corps. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1982, a Mention in Dispatches in 1987, the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in 1997, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 2004, and the United States Legion of Merit in 2005.
Lieutenant General Kiszely has contributed chapters to three books ('The Science of War', 'Military Power: Land Warfare in Theory and Practice', and 'The Past as Prologue: History and the Military Profession') and is the author of numerous articles in professional journals (most recently, 'Learning About Counter-Insurgency' in the RUSI Journal, December 2006).
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