PEACH Stuart

Function : Chairman of the Military Committee, NATO

Twitter: @air_stuart

Defence and Security Committee, Saturday 12 October


Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach (United Kingdom – Air Force) is the 32nd Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO and the Military Adviser to the Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council.

In addition, he is the UK’s most senior serving officer. He was educated in the West Midlands, attended the University of Sheffield (BA), University of Cambridge (MPhil in International Law and International Relations), RAF Staff College and the Joint Services Command and Staff College (HCSC).

He holds three honorary Doctorates from UK Universities: Kingston, Sheffield, and Loughborough, in Technology and Letters (DTech, DLitt). Air Chief Marshal Peach is married with two children. He is Chairman of the Imperial War Museum in London, and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Lincolnshire.

He was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air in 1990, an operational CBE for command in the Balkans in support of NATO in 2001, knighted by HM The Queen (KCB) in 2009, and became a Knight Grand Cross of the British Empire (GBE) in 2016. He has been awarded the Joint Staff medal by Italy, the Order of Abdulaziz (First Class) by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Defense Intelligence Medal by the United States and is a Commander of the Legion of Merit of the United States.

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