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James Parkin

James Parkin

Navy Director Develop, Royal Navy
United Kingdom

RAdm James Parkin CBE has commanded at sea in every rank, including the inshore patrol vessel HMS RANGER, the Type 23 frigate HMS MONTROSE, the Fleet Amphibious Flagship HMS BULWARK, the Joint Expeditionary Force Maritime Task Group, and NATO’s Initial Follow-on Forces Group. In his most recent seagoing role, he was Commander of the Littoral Strike Group (COMLSG) from 2018 to 2020, in which capacity he deployed worldwide, and commanded several notable joint operations overseas, including the multinational BALTIC PROTECTOR deployment to Northern Europe in 2019, and the International Maritime Security Construct in the Middle East in 2020. After a year in PJHQ as Assistant Chief of Staff for Joint Plans (ACOS J5), he was promoted to Rear Admiral and assumed the role of Director Develop in summer 2021.