Commander Operational Training , Royal Navy
Commodore Simon Huntington OBE RN, Commander Operational Training: Simon Huntington joined the RN as a graduate in 1990, having spent three years in the RNR. Junior warfare officer appointments were as navigator in HMS CATTISTOCK, and N2 in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS deployed to the Adriatic for UN and NATO operations in Bosnia. Commanding HMS EXAMPLE and Northumbrian URNU before PWO Course, he served in the Arabian Gulf as Ops Officer in HMS CUMBERLAND enforcing UN sanctions against Iraq, and then in JFHQ and the National Contingent HQ for Op TELIC. Staff appointments included MOD Joint Commitments, Navy Commitments, and warfare officers’ Career Manager having commanded HMS CHATHAM as Flag Ship for NATO counter piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. As a Captain, he was Chief of Staff in the JFHQ, attended HCSC and became DACOS Ships, the Senior Operator for surface Ships and T45 capability manager. He was appointed Commander Operational Training in February 2017.