MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

Lieutenant General
Unit / Base: 
'3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines'
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
Lieutenant General Rob Magowan joined the Royal Marines in 1989. After successfully completing his training he assumed several Troop Command roles, including a tour of Northern Ireland [1].
  • 2002 posted 42 Commando as Second in Command, deploying to both Kuwait and Iraq for Operation TELIC 1 [1].
  • 31.12.2004 (Lieut. Colonel) (42 Commando RM) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [1][2].
  • 2006 assumed command of the UK Landing Force Command Support Group, later redesignated 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group [1].
  • 2013 (Acting Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) for  gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan October 2012 to March 2013 [3].
  • 09.06.2018 (Major General) (Commandant General Royal Marines) appointed C.B. (Military Divsion). Also awarded the US Legion of Merit for his time as CGRM [1][4].
  • 22.01.2020 (Major General) promoted Lieutenant General and Deputy Commander Strategic Command (UKStratCom) [5].
  • 30.12.2023 appointed K.C.B. (Military Division) [6].
[1] Biography on UK Government website [view in full....].
[2] London Gazette 57509, page N5.
[3] London Gazette 60647, page 19569.
[4] London Gazette 62310, page 2.
[5] London Gazette 62915, page 2442.
[6] London Gazette 64269, page N2.
[Image] RN/MO website - Operational Honours Oct. 2013.

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