Nigeria Summit on National Security 2016
Confronting and containing threats from terrorism and sectarian insurgency.

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Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb

Former Director of UK Special Forces And Commander of British Field Army

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb is a former director of UK Special Forces and Commander of the British Field Army. He was Deputy Commander to US General Petraeus in Iraq and key adviser to US General McChrystal in Afghanistan. He graduated from The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and was commissioned into The Queen’s Own Highlanders. He went on to command conventional, airborne and Special Forces in operations in virtually all of the UK’s major conflicts.

In 2009, he stepped down as Commander of the Field Army and returned to Afghanistan at the direct request of General David Petraeus and General Stanley McChrystal of the US Army to head a program designed to repeat the success achieved in Iraq where insurgents were persuaded to give up their arms. He is a fellow at Yale University Institute for Global Affairs.