Major General Sandy Storrie

Major General Sandy Storrie was born in 1962, and commissioned into the Infantry via Pembroke College, Oxford, where he gained first-class honours in medieval English.  In a 29 year career, just under half has been spent in command, including an armoured infantry company, a light battalion, and 7th Armoured Brigade, which he commanded in Southern Iraq in 2008, and for which he was appointed CBE.

Staff posts have included tours in the Eastern Congo with the UN, in Baghdad as General Casey’s campaign planner, and in Washington as CDS’s Liaison Officer to the Joint Staff.  From 2011-13, he served as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Strategy), leading UK military strategic planning, with a particular focus on Africa and the Middle East.  He was appointed  Deputy Commandant at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) in October 2013.

Major General Storrie is a graduate of the Higher Command and Staff Course and a Member of the Royal College of Defence Studies, where his final dissertation won the Commandant’s Prize for 2009.  He also holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London, and has contributed regularly to British Army Review.  He speaks French, German and a little Spanish.