Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Stuart Peach was born in 1956 in the West Midlands. He was educated at Aldridge Grammar School, the University of Sheffield (BA), University of Cambridge (MPhil), RAF Staff College and the Joint Services Command and Staff College (HCSC). He holds two honorary Doctorates from Kingston University and University of Sheffield.
Previous roles in government
Chief of the Defence Staff
- 2016 to 2018
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
- 2013 to 2016
Commander of Joint Forces Command
- 2011 to 2013