Nicholas Pope (British Army officer)

For the former MoD Employee (now UFO researcher) see Nick Pope (journalist)
Nicholas Pope
Born 1962
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1981 -
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held 30th Signal Regiment
1st Signal Brigade
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Afghanistan War
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Lieutenant General Nicholas ('Nick') Arthur William Pope, CBE (born 1962) is a British Army officer who currently serves as Deputy Chief of the General Staff.

Military career

Educated at Desborough School in Maidenhead and Jesus College, Cambridge, Pope was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1981.[1] He became Brigade Major at Headquarters, 19th Mechanised Brigade in 1997 and was deployed in that role to Bosnia.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 30th Signal Regiment in November 2000 and became Deputy Director of Defence Resources and Plans at the Ministry of Defence in late 2002.[1] He went on to be Commander of 1st Signal Brigade at Rheindahlen in September 2005 and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan.[1] He was appointed Strategic Communication Officer to the Chief of the Defence Staff in Spring 2011[2] and became Director of Battlefield Manoeuvre and Master-General of the Ordnance in November 2011.[3] After that he became Director General Capability in October 2013[4] and Deputy Chief of the General Staff in December 2015.[5][6]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Brigadier N A W Pope, Headquarters 1st Signal Brigade, Commander Chartered Institute for IT
  2. Update on Recent Operations in Afghanistan by Major General Nick Pope
  3. "Senior Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  4. "31st International Symposium on Military OR". The International Symposium on Military Operational Research. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  5. "QG Signals bid farewell to its Colonel of the Regt, Maj Gen N A W Pope CBE". Gurkha Brigade Association. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61462. p. 107. 5 January 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Bill Moore
Master-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Post disbanded
Preceded by
Mark Poffley
Deputy Chief of the General Staff
Succeeded by
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