Pegasus Network Lunch – 19th October
A reminder that the next lunch is this Thursday 19th October.
The speaker is Major General Chip Chapman, now a highly regarded media commentator on terrorism and international affairs. He will be speaking on the current stand off with North Korea. His bio is at the end of this email.
Date: Thursday 19th October 2017
Venue: Special Forces Club
Time: Meet from 1230. Speaker at 1330. Lunch from 1415
Cost: £20. £10 for those not eating.
Cash or cheque made payable to “Pegasus Network”
Dress: Smart casual
Bio – MAJOR GENERAL (RETD) CHIP CHAPMAN CB
Chip Chapman joined 2 PARA in 1981, and commanded 6 Platoon, B Company in the Falklands war. He stayed on as OC MMGs from Sep 82-May 85 which included command of Forkhill in Northern Ireland. After instructing at the Platoon Commanders Division (PCD) he was Adjutant 2 PARA, and subsequently OC D company (a rifle company) during the residential NI tour from 1993-95. Chip Chapman commanded 2 PARA from Aug 99-Nov 2011 after a stint as 2IC 1 PARA.
He was COS 5 AB Bde and instructed at both the Army and Joint Services Staff Colleges. His final 10 years of military service were mainly involved in counter-terrorism, working closely with UK and international agencies to counter Irish and international terrorist threats, including Al-Qaedi and latterly ISIS concluding with an appointment as Senior British Military Advisor to United States Central Command in Tampa, Florida responsible for geo-political and geo-strategic analysis and contingency planning in the Middle East. He retired from the military in 2013 after 33 years service.
His post military career has involved writing including a successful book (Notes From A Small Military), and authoring “The Chapman Review” – a strategic analysis of “Police Discipline in England and Wales” for the Home Office which was laid before the Westminster parliament in December 2014. He has further consulted on strategy execution and high performance team development. Most recently, he has been a regular ‘talking head’ on TV/radio (Sky News, BBC News, CNN, RTE, BBC Radio stations and ITV Good Morning Britain) as an analyst/commentator on terrorism, radicalisation, cyber, Counter-Terrorist policies and Middle East strategies.
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