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Chris Barry CBE

Major General Chris Barry CBE

Director Land Warfare, British Army

Major General Chris Barry grew up in Cambridge and was commissioned into the Royal Anglian Regiment, later transferring to The Royal Welsh on command. He completed 15 years at Regimental duty as well as time on the staff of a Bde and a Corps, serving in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Germany, and the Falkland Islands and on repeated operations in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan as well as Iraq and the Yemen.

On the General Staff, he has served as Assistant Head of the Army 2020 Programme, Chief of Staff of the Army Recruiting and Training Division, Chief of Staff of the Land Warfare Centre and Commander of the Collective Training Group. Major General Barry is a graduate of both the Joint Advanced Command and Staff Course (Australia) and the Royal College of Defence Studies and was appointed OBE in 2014 and CBE in 2021.

Married to Gael they have two children. His interests include European literature and history. He is the Vice President of Army Boxing and the Colonel of the Regiment, The Royal Welsh.

The Land Warfare Centre brings together the Army’s responsibilities for Lessons, Doctrine, Education, Experimentation, Trade and Collective Training to better pace the threat in the Land Domain and help transform at pace of relevance. Major General Barry was appointed its Director in December 2021.