Speaker: Commodore Steve Jermy, Royal Navy. Commodore Jermy retired from the Royal Navy in 2010, after a successful and varied career that encompassed carrier aviation, sea command and high level staff appointments. His commands included HM Ships Tiger Bay, Upton, Arrow, Cardiff, the 5th Destroyer Squadron, and the Fleet Air Arm. His staff appointments included the MoD Directorate of Policy Planning and as Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Defence Staff. He saw active service in the Falklands War, and deployed operationally to the Caribbean, to the first Bosnia crisis, and to the Kosovo crisis. His final operational tour was in Afghanistan in 2007, as Strategy Director in the British Embassy in Kabul.