John Robertson

Staff member
Edward Grant Martin (Ed)
  • UNIT
R.M. 45 Commando (Ops Officer) + MOD + C.O. 3 Commando Brigade + Commandant General RM
  • RANK
Captain (Local Major) (MBE) + Colonel (OBE) + Brigadier + Major General
Companion of the Order of the Bath, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Member of the Order of the British Empire
1996 (MBE) 2005 (OBE) 2012 (CBE) 2014 (CB)
London Gazette 54427, 14th June 1996, Page 5 (MBE)
London Gazette 57855, 31st December 2005, Page 4 (OBE)
London Gazette 60095, 23rd March 2012, Page 5847 (CBE)
Ed Davis was commissioned into the Royal Marines on 17 September 1981. His first tour, as a young Officer under training, included two six-month tours of duty with 40 Commando Royal Marines in the Falklands and Cyprus during the period September 1982 to March 1985. Returning to the UK he was appointed to Comacchio Group Royal Marines where he served as a Troop Commander with particular responsibility for the security of Britain?s independent nuclear deterrent.
From June to December 1991 he attended the Junior Division of the Army Staff College. Having been promoted to Captain in December 1991, he took over as Officer Commanding Y Company 45 Commando Group Royal Marines in December 1992. There then followed an intensive year of regimental duty in 45 Commando during which he completed Cold Weather Warfare Training in Norway and a six-month tour of duty in Belize.
In December 1993, he assumed the appointment of unit Operations Officer. After this two-year appointment he relinquished he attended Army Command and Staff Course (ACSC) 30. Having successfully completed ACSC he was promoted Major and then assumed the appointment of Chief of Staff at the Headquarters of the Combat Service Support Group (UK) in December 1996. During this appointment he completed an operational tour of duty in Bosnia. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in December 1998, he was then employed in two staff appointments, initially in Fleet Headquarters and then the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
After promotion to Colonel on 30 June 2004, he spent two years as Director of the Equipment Capability Directorate (Special Projects) in the MoD. Between May and November 2007 he returned to the Royal Marines for a short placement as Chief of Staff to the Commander of the UK?s Amphibious Forces which included an operational tour to Afghanistan as Chief Joint Effects in Headquarters International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Latterly, he was appointed once again to the MoD on 5 November 2007 in the rank of Brigadier before assuming his appointment as Commander 3 Commando Brigade on 22 January 2010.
Commandant General RM December 2011 (Major General)
He was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 15 June 1996 an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours on 31 December 2005 for his contribution to the operations and CBE 23 March 2012 for operations in Afghanistan 2011
He is married to Lorraine and they have no children. His interests are enjoying the countryside and gardening.
also awarded Officer of the Legfion of Merit (US)
Deputy Commander of NATO Allied Land Forces-Izmir from June 2014
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