Deputy Director

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Commodore Phillip J. Titterton, OBE, GBR-N
Deputy Dir., Combined Joint Operations from the Sea
Centre of Excellence (CJOS COE)
Norfolk, VA, USA

Phillip joined the Royal Navy in 1981 and, after some excitement and sea sickness in the South Atlantic, opted to serve in submarines!  Developing and expanding his warfare experience he served in a variety of submarines before selection for Perisher in 1994.  Thereafter, on completion of his executive officer tour he was promoted to Commander and enjoyed the command of two submarines, HMS SCEPTRE and HMS TIRELESS.  The culmination of his seagoing operational career was recognized in 2004 when he was gazetted and appointed as an Officer of the British Empire.  After an enjoyable appointment in the MoD, where he was the desk officer responsible for submarine combat systems and sonar, he was honoured to become ‘teacher’ with responsibility for training and qualifying future submarine commanding officers.  Promoted Captain in 2008, Phillip returned to the MoD as Captain Navy Plans and spent a demanding 3 years helping the Maritime case through the UK Defence review.  More recently, after 2 years delivering collective training as Captain Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff, he assumed his current appointment as FLEET DACOS OPS and is now responsible to Commander Operations for the execution of the day to day delivery of the Royal Navy.

Commodore Titterton joins the team at the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea, Centre of Excellence this July as Deputy Director. Along with his wife Sara (and elder children) Phillip is very much looking forward to both the professional challenge and wider opportunities available in the USA.