General Sir Nicholas
Patrick Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO
General Sir Nicholas Carter was commissioned
into The Royal Green Jackets in 1978. At Regimental Duty he has served
in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Germany, Bosnia and Kosovo and commanded
2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets, from 1998 to 2000.
He attended Army Staff College, the Higher Command and Staff Course and
the Royal College of Defence Studies.
At staff duties he has been the Military Assistant to the Assistant
Chief of the General Staff, Colonel Army Personnel Strategy, spent a
year at HQ Land Command writing the Collective Training Study, and was
Director of Army Resources and Plans. He also served as Director of
Plans within the US-led Combined Joint Task Force 180 in Afghanistan and
spent three months in the Cross Government Iraq Planning Unit prior to
the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
General Carter commanded 20th Armoured Brigade in Iraq in 2004 and 6th
Division in Afghanistan in 2009/10. He was then the Director General
Land Warfare before becoming the Army 2020 Team Leader. He served as the
Deputy Commander International Security Assistance Force (DCOM ISAF)
from October 2012 to August 2013, became UK Commander Land Forces in
November 2013 and was appointed Chief of the General Staff in September