With a tight focus on senior military leaders and contemporary military authors, AUSA’s Thought Leaders Webinar series seeks to educate the public on critical issues affecting the United States Army, land forces, and strategy. Please join us on Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 1100 as LTG Chris Tickell, British Deputy Chief of the General Staff, discusses the implications of the UK Integrated Security and Defence Review for the British Army as it transforms into a modern, expeditionary Army for Global Britain.
As the U.S. Army moves dynamically into the realm of Multi-Domain Operations, it is critical that its path be shared by allied armies. Among these partners, the British Army is the one ally we most closely collaborate with on a host of operational, doctrinal, and developmental issues. Like America’s Army, while remaining ready to fight and win today, the British Army has set itself on course for a radical transformation as it becomes more agile, more integrated and more expeditionary – ready for the next challenge and not the last. Always ready to fight, it will be designed to operate globally on a persistent basis, exploiting UK Defence’s network of Global Hubs with the capabilities and digital connectivity to compete more effectively against a hybrid range of contemporary threats. Above the threshold of conflict, warfighting capability will remain the cornerstone of deterrence and the bedrock of a world-class British Army that will also include modernized armored vehicles, AH64E, long-range precision fires and surveillance assets. This transformation will be the focus of AUSA’s Thought Leaders webinar.

LTG Tickell will discuss the future of the British Army as it modernizes following the UK’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

Please join us on Thursday 6 May at 1100 to hear a presentation by LTG Chris Tickell, Deputy Chief of the British Army General Staff.

Thursday May 6, 2021, starting at 11:00 AM EDT
LTG Chris Tickell
Deputy Chief of the British Army General Staff
Lieutenant General Chris Tickell was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1983 and spent 6 years as a troop commander in Germany, Northern Ireland, UK, Botswana and Norway. After Staff College and a tour in the MOD, he took command of 9 Parachute Squadron RE. This included tours in Bosnia and Kosovo.
As a Lieutenant Colonel he worked in the Operations Branch of the Army HQ, before taking command of 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) as it deployed to Kuwait/Iraq for the Second Civil War in January 2003. On promotion in 2005 he moved to the Directorate of Training. He then attended the Higher Command and Staff Course.
He was promoted to Brigadier in 2007 and commanded 8 Force Engineer Brigade for 2 years; he deployed with his Headquarters to Afghanistan for the final 6 months. After 2 years running the Army Staff Course, he returned to the MOD working for the Chief of Defence Personnel for 9 months. He was promoted in 2013 and commanded the Army Recruiting and Training Division until October 2016. He was the Army’s Director of Capability from then until Summer 2019. He was promoted to Lieutenant General and became Deputy Chief of the General Staff in August 2019.
He was appointed MBE in 2000, OBE in 2003 and CBE in 2010. He is married and has 2 teenage daughters.
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