|Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb KBE CMG DSO (Retd)|
Lieutenant General Graeme Cameron Maxwell Lamb was born just after the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth in 1953 in England. He entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1971, and was commissioned into the Queen's Own Highlanders as a second lieutenant in the British Army on 8 March 1973.
He has served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Africa, South America, Iraq (four times), and Afghanistan (twice). He has enjoyed operational command from second lieutenant to lieutenant general, including stints as Commander of the 5th Airborne Brigade, Director of Special Forces, Commander of the 3rd Mechanised Division, and finally, Commander Field Army at UK Land Command. He retired in 2009, after 38 years of active service.
Graeme was credited by author Linda Robinson for convincing his US colleagues to adopt the principle of ‘limited war’ in Iraq – a process requiring “patience, subtlety, and a willingness to accept that Iraqis’ own proclivities were going to drive much of the war’s outcome.” His decisions to change the culture of force were influenced by his experiences in Northern Ireland, and Lamb has been credited with having had substantial influence over the evolution of counterinsurgency in Iraq from 2006 onwards. Since leaving the army, he has continued to advise US Generals McChrystal and Petraeus on the evolution of Afghan counterinsurgency strategy, as well co-authoring – with Lieutenant Colonel Richard Williams – a Policy Exchange report on transforming the armed forces to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.
(Current as of November 2010)
|Last Updated ( Monday, 28 March 2011 )|
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