Major General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE commissioned into The Royal Green Jackets in 1992. His operational experience includes Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. As Commanding Officer of 5 Rifles, he deployed to Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 15. Having held a wide variety of staff appointments working across everything from enduring campaigns, UK resilience, counter terrorism and defence engagement he was selected to command 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade in 2014 before becoming the Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations) in Army HQ. In 2017 he led the Information Manoeuvre Project Team before being selected as GOC Force Troops Command. He assumed his current appointment as Director Military Digitisation in UK Joint Forces Command in August 2019.
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