Chief Executive and Commandant Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Andrew Roe commissioned into the Green Howards in April 1992. His early service included operational tours of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He attended staff college in the United States in 2004. On his return to the United Kingdom he was posted to 3rd (United Kingdom) Division as Staff Officer Level 2 Operations, Organisation and Deployment. He assumed command of C Company, 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) in 2008.
He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in summer 2010 and appointed as military assistant to the surgeon general. He assumed command of the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) in early 2011, fulfilling the theatre reserve battalion role for 12 months. He was promoted to colonel in September 2013 and posted as Commander Operational Training and Advisory Group. From 2015 until 2017 he commanded 38 (Irish) Brigade. Following brigade command, he became assistant commandant (Land) and director of the Higher Command and Staff Course (HCSC) at the Defence Academy in August 2017. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Defence Academy and Commandant Joint Services Command and Staff College in May 2019.
Major General Roe is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies and the Higher Command and Staff Course. He holds a doctorate from King’s College London and is the author of two books and numerous professional articles.