Major General Felix Gedney

Deputy Commander-Strategy and Support (S&S) Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve

Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney was born and grew up on a farm in the southeast of England. He was educated at school in Kent, Durham University and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has a Degree in Engineering, a Master’s of Science Degree in Defence Technology, and studied International Security and Strategy at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) in London.
Maj. Gen. Gedney moved from the UK Army’s Headquarters to take up the post as the Deputy Commander for Strategy and Support for III (US) Corps and Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. Prior to his previous post as Brigadier Army Staff, he was the UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Liaison Officer with the US Joint Staff in Washington. Before that, he was the Deputy Commander of the US 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley Kansas for 2 years. This included a 12-month tour as Deputy Commander of Regional Command East in Afghanistan as the Deputy Commander for Support and Base Commander of Bagram Air Base.
In 2008, he commanded the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, an Armoured Regiment, in Germany and Iraq. On deployment to Iraq he set up and commanded the UK’s Military Transition Teams in Basra City.
Previous operational tours include Northern Ireland as a Platoon Commander, Company Commander and Operations Officer; Troop command in Cyprus; Liaison with the Former Warring Factions in the Balkans; Chief of Staff of the British headquarters in Baghdad; and Military Assistant to COMISAF in Afghanistan. He has worked on the staff in the Ministry of Defence in London within the Directorate of Military Operations, and also in Army HQ, the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters and for a short period at the UN in New York.
Maj. Gen. Gedney is married to Polly, and they have 3 sons. His interests include equitation, cabinet making, reading, motorcycling and rugby. He enjoys challenges, which in the past have included swimming the channel, motorcycling across the Hindu Cush, and elephant polo. He is keen on, but equally bad at, a large number of other sports.