General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith GCB CBE DL

Senior Advisor, UK

Mark Carleton-Smith is the former Head of the British Army and the longest serving Army Chief since the Second World War. During a 40-year career Mark served across the Middle East, the Balkans, South-East Asia, Africa, Afghanistan and South America. He has commanded the SAS and is the first Director Special Forces to be appointed as the Chief of the General Staff.

Prior to commanding the British Army he was Director of Military Strategy and Operations in the Ministry of Defence responsible for all British military operations worldwide. He now sits on several Boards and chairs a charitable trust. He also sits on the Advisory Council of the Warsaw Security Forum and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

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