Major Patrick Hinton

Former Chief of the General Staff’s Visiting FellowMilitary Sciences


Major Patrick Hinton was the Chief of the General Staff’s Visiting Fellow in the Military Sciences Research Group at RUSI until the end of August 2023.

He is a serving regular officer in the British Army’s Royal Artillery. He has experience working with ground based air defence systems and remotely piloted air systems. He has also worked in the personnel space. Since joining the Army in 2014, his career has consisted of a number of appointments at regimental duty including Troop Command, Executive Officer, and Adjutant.

Patrick has a BA in History and Politics from the University of Warwick, an MA in International Relations from the University of Staffordshire and an MBA from the University of Warwick. He won the 2019 Trench Gascoigne Award for original writing on defence issues for his essay on Strategic Culture. His research interests include the integration of remote and autonomous systems into land forces, as well as the personnel issues facing military forces today.


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