Peter Wall

Military Person

General Sir Peter Anthony Wall, KCB, CBE, ADC Gen. (born 10 July 1955) is a senior British Army officer, currently serving as the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army. Wall had previously been the Commander-in-Chief, Land Forces from August 2009 to September 2010. He succeeded General Sir David Richards as Chief of the General Staff in September 2010, the latter going on a month later to be Chief of the Defence Staff. Wall was born on 10 July 1955 to John Ramsay Wall and Dorothy Margaret Wall (née Waltho). He was educated at Whitgift School and Selwyn College, Cambridge. Wall graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in April 1974 with his commission being confirmed in December 1974, with effect from 9 March the same year. After a short period of military duties, Wall studied engineering at Cambridge University, before joining airborne forces and going on to serve with the Royal Engineers in Belize and Rhodesia. Wall was promoted to captain on 9 September 1980 and to major on 30 September 1987. He was appointed Chief of Staff of 5 Airborne Brigade in 1988, before commanding 9 Parachute  ( Wikipedia article )


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Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

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