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Maj Gen JEA Chestnutt CBE Appointed 4th MGL

His Majesty The King has approved the appointment of Major General Jo Chestnutt CBE as the fourth Master General of Logistics.

General Chustnutt said: “I’m honoured and delighted to assume the role as your 4th Master General of Logistics. As always we remain extremely grateful for the tireless work of Major General Simon Hutchings OBE who has invested so much energy into supporting the Corps’ family. We owe him our personal thanks and gratitude. I know I have big shoes to fill, but I’m joined by an army of professional logisticians who are proud of our heritage, and committed to building an operationally-ready, modernised Corps. It’s a privilege to be part of the Team, and our future.” – Major General Jo Chestnutt CBE.

Major General Jonathan Chestnutt CBE Deputy Chief of Staff Field Army

Major General Jo Chestnutt CBE assumed the appointment as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Field Army and the Master General of Logistics in April 2024.  He has served operationally in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  He was the Head of Defences’ Supply Chain, Operations and Movements (DSCOM) Team, commanded 104 Theatre Support Brigade, 17 Port and Maritime Regiment and a close support logistic squadron.

His staff appointments have included: Head of Capability Plans in the Ministry of Defences’ Finance, Military and Capability Branch; the Chief of a discrete Middle Eastern Strategic Influence and Information Operations Team; and a dedicated planner in the Core Army 2020 Design Team. He holds a Batchelor of Science Degree (1st Class), a Master’s Degree (Distinction) and a Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Project Management.  He received a CBE in HM The Queen’s final Birthday Honours list.

The Royal Logistic Corps

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