Under 35s Forum with Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith and Army Sergeant Major, WO1 Glenn Haughton.

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This unique event will offer forum members the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with General Mark Carleton-Smith and WO1 Glenn Haughton.

Speaker Biography

General Mark Carleton-Smith was educated at Durham University (BA (Hons) History/Politics, 1985). He was commissioned into 1st Battalion Irish Guards from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1986 and served in London, Germany, Canada, South Armagh, The Gulf and The Balkans. Appointed Chief of Staff 19 Mechanized Brigade (1999-01), he served two tours in Kosovo as Chief of Staff HQ Multi-National Brigade Centre. On promotion to Lieutenant Colonel he was appointed Military Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief Land Forces (2001-02) and later assumed regimental command (2002-05), serving principally in Iraq and Afghanistan. Promoted to Colonel in 2005 he became Deputy Director Policy Planning in the MOD prior to assuming command of 16 Air Assault Brigade (2006-08) during which time he served in Afghanistan as Commander Helmand Task Force and Commander British Forces Afghanistan. He subsequently served in the MOD as the Head of Army Resources and Plans (2009-11) prior to promotion to Major General in 2012. He was Director Strategy at Army Headquarters in Andover (2015-16) and assumed the appointment of Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations) in April 2016.

This event is open to all Under 35's Forum members and junior military delegates at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018.

There are a limited number of places available and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register your interest at this event please contact Jack Haines, JackH@rusi.org with the subject line: Under 35's Forum - Landwarfare 2018

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