Paul Barnes

British Army Visiting Fellow

Paul Barnes is the British Army Visiting Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.

A Warrant Officer in the Regular Army, he has served on operations in the Former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He is the first non-commissioned serviceman to hold an Army Fellowship at RUSI and holds a Chief of the Air Staff’s Fellowship.  In 2014 he won the Henry Probert Bursary of the Royal Air Force Historical Society and in 2018 he was the recipient of the RAF’s Salmond Prize.

He holds a MA in Military History from the University of Birmingham and is currently writing a Joint Concept Note entitled ‘Enhancing Adaptability’ for the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre.  The focus of his research is military innovation and adaptation, particularly its diffusion in contact.

He is the Organiser of the British Military Book of the Year Prize 2018 and the founder of the ‘War Talks’ Talk Series which aims to bring informal professional military education to the Armed Forces.