Oliver Major

Chief of the General Staff's Visiting Fellow

Oliver Major is the British Army Visiting Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.

An Infantry Officer, he has served on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan as well as on Civil Contingencies operations in the UK.  He has served with US Forces and NATO, and at Battle Group, Brigade, Corps, Component and Joint levels.  He has also worked in Intelligence, was part of the team which introduced the Army’s Capstone doctrine, ADP Land Operations, into the Army, and chaired NATO’s Land Operations Working Group and Land Doctrine Panel.

He has an MA from Oxford University, an MSc in International Security from Cranfield University and completed the National General Staff Course (LGAN) at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg. He speaks German and bad French.