General Sir Nicholas Carter: A Career in Service

23 September 2021

General Sir Nicholas Carter: A Career in Service

Join General Sir Nicholas Carter as he shares his personal perspectives on how conflict and the strategic environment have evolved over his years of service.
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General Sir Nicholas Carter

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In this special event, General Sir Nicholas Carter speaks with Justin Maciejewski, Director of the National Army Museum. As Chief of the Defence Staff, General Carter is the professional head of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom.

Carter will share his personal perspectives on how the strategic environment has evolved over his 43 years of service. His distinguished career covers a period of extraordinary change from the depths of the Cold War, through Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan to tackling today’s national security threats.

About the speakers

General Sir Nicholas Carter joined the Army in 1977 and was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets. During his early career, he served in Germany during the Cold War, in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, in Cyprus with the UN and in command of a battalion on operations in Bosnia and Kosovo.

General Carter served as a brigade Commander in Iraq in 2003/4 and Afghanistan in 2002 and 2013. On his last tour he led the transition process with the now President Ghani as the Deputy Commander of the Nato mission. He led the team which reorganised the Army following the 2010 Security and Defence Review. He has served as Chief of the General Staff since 2014 and was appointed Chief of the Defence Staff in 2018.

Justin Maciejewski has been the director of the National Army Museum in London since 2018. He spent 27 years with the British Army, including serving as commander of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles, during its vital peacekeeping mission in Basra, Iraq. Before taking up his position at the National Army Museum, he was a management consultant with McKinsey.

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