Francis King

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Vice Admiral
Sir Francis King
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Born (1955-06-08) 8 June 1955 (age 63)
Belvedere, FITZ
Service/branch Flag-navy.png Royal Guelphian Navy
Years of service 1973 – present
Rank Navy-of-8.png Vice Admiral
Awards Knight of the Order of Merit

Vice Admiral Sir Francis King KM DSC (born 8 June 1955) a senior officer of the Royal Guelphian Navy and the incumbent Chief of the Defence Force Staff. King has been a career sailor, having joined the senior service in 1973. His first command was that of the minesweeper HMGS Williamsdene in 1982. Subsequent commands have seen King rise to be squadron commander and later fleet commander before he was made Chief of the Naval Staff in 2010. He was made Chief of the Defence Force Staff and promoted to vice admiral on the 4 May 2013.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oliver Gale
Chief of the Naval Staff
2010– 2013
Succeeded by
Joshua Brown
Preceded by
Nathan Henderson
Chief of the Defence Force Staff
2013 – Present
Incumbent