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Admiral Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE to relinquish his appointments as Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Commander Allied Maritime Command Northwood and Vice Admiral of the United Kingdom on 6 January 2012. Admiral Soar will be retiring from the Service. His successor will be promulgated in due course.
Rear Admiral C A Johnstone-Burt OBE to be promoted Vice Admiral and to be Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in succession to Vice Admiral R G Cooling CB with effect from 22 November 2011. Vice Admiral Cooling will be retiring from the Service.
Major General D A Capewell OBE to be promoted Lieutenant General and to be Chief of Joint Operations in succession to Air Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE with effect from December 2011.
Rear Admiral P A Jones to be promoted Vice Admiral and to be Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet and Chief of Staff Navy Command Headquarters in succession to Vice Admiral G M Zambellas DSC with effect from 13 December 2011.
As Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Vice Admiral Jones will also assume the role and responsibilities of Chief Naval Warfare Officer (CNXO).
Major General F H R Howes OBE to be Head of British Defence Staff (USA) and Defence Attaché in succession to Air Vice-Marshal M J Harwood CBE from January 2012.
Brigadier E G M Davis OBE to be promoted Major General and to be Commander UK Amphibious Forces and Commandant General Royal Marines in succession to Major General F H R Howes OBE with effect from December 2011.
New job : Maj Gen Jeff Mason RM to be MD of Supreme Group UK wef 17th September