General Sir Rupert Smith retired from the British Army in 2002. His last appointment was Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe 1998-2001, covering NATO's Balkan operations, including the Kosovo bombing, and the development of the European Defence and Security Identity.
Prior to that he was the general Officer Commanding in Northern Ireland, 1996-1998; Commander UNPROFOR in Sarajevo, 1995; the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Operations, 1992-1994; and General Officer Commanding 1 (UK) Armoured Division, 1990-1992, including the Gulf War.
Selected Publications:The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
- General Sir Rupert Smith Interviewed by Jeffrey McCausland
- The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2013