Lieutenant General Robin Brims
was commissioned into The Light Infantry in 1970.As a junior officer he
saw service in England, Germany and Northern Ireland.After Staff College
was appointed Chief of Staff 8 Infantry Brigade.In 1986/87 he
commanded a company in Germany and in Northern Ireland before promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, taking up the appointment of Military Assistant to the Military Secretary.He
commanded 3rd Battalion The Light Infantry in 1989/91, in Germany and Belfast.Promoted to Colonel in December 1991, he was Colonel Army Staff Duties 1.He
commanded 24 Airmobile Brigade in Colchester 1995/96, deploying to Bosnia as part of UN Rapid Reaction Force in 1995.He was Chief of Staff, Headquarters Northern Ireland 1997/98.In 1999 he was Director Army Resources and Plans.Promoted Major General in January 2000 he spent most of that year in Bosnia as Commander Multinational Division (South West).He
commanded 1(UK) Armoured Division from November 2000 to May 2003 including Operation TELIC.He
held the appointment of DCJO(Ops) at PJHQ from June 2003 to March 2005.He was promoted to Lieutenant General on assumption of the appointment of Commander Field Army in March 2005.
During April to October 2005 he
was deployed to Baghdad as the Deputy Commanding General Multi-National Forces - Iraq / Senior British Military Representative - Iraq. He
is Colonel Commandant The Light Division and Deputy Colonel Commandant Adjutant General?s Corps
(Staff and Personnel Support).He is also President of the Army Football Association.
Lieutenant General Brims
is single, a cricket fanatic, Newcastle United supporter and outdoor enthusiast whose specialist area is bonfires.