Rear Admiral Paul Halton OBE
The Royal Navy
Rear Admiral Paul Halton OBE spent the early years of his career serving in submarines and surface ships, operating from under the arctic ice cap to the Far East. In 2004 he took Command of HMS SPARTAN, embarking on a diverse period of tasking followed by a tour in Afghanistan. On return to the UK, he undertook the Higher Command and Staff Course, before working in Defence Intelligence Operations. As a Commodore, he commanded the 15 Capital Ships, Frigates and Survey Vessels of the Devonport Flotilla before being promoted to Rear Admiral in October 2017. Now serving as the Submarine Delivery Agency’s Director of Submarine Support, he is focused on accelerating and driving the necessary enterprise changes to improve submarine availability.