- John Kiszely
Infobox Military Person
name= Sir John Kiszely KCB MC
born= birth year and age|1948
caption=Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely Photo: Crown copyright
Scots Guards7th Armoured Brigade 1st (UK) Armoured Division
Falklands War Bosnian war Iraq War
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath Military Cross Mention in Dispatches Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service Legion of Merit(United States)
Lieutenant GeneralSir John Panton Kiszely KCB, MC (b. 2 April 1948) is Director of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.
Marlborough College, John Kiszely was commissioned into the Scots Guardsfrom Sandhurstin 1969. He served with the regiment as platoon commander, company commander and commanding officer in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands.
He was awarded the
Military Crossfor an action during the Battle of Mount Tumbledownduring the Falklands War.
He became commanding officer of 1st Battalion the
Scots Guardsin 1986 and, following various other military appointments, took command of 7th Armoured Brigade between 1991 and 1993. In 1996 he was appointed General Officer Commanding1st (UK) Armoured Division and served as Commander of the Multi-national Force (South West) in Bosnia.
In 2002 he was appointed Commander of Regional Forces at
Land Commandand in 2004 became Senior Military Representative in Iraq. In 2005 he took up his present role as Director of the Defence Academy.
Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely is married with three children. He is the author of many articles in military publications and he has contributed chapters to a number of books.
* [http://ccw.politics.ox.ac.uk/events/bios/kiszely_j.asp Biography]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p14172.htm The peerage.com]
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