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Michael Boyce

Former Chief of the Defence Staff

Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Michael Boyce, Baron Boyce, GCB, OBE, DL, KG is a cross bench member of the British House of Lords, a former First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy and Chief of the Defence Staff. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1997, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff in 1998 and, then, Chief of the Defence Staff in 2001. He retired from that position in 2003.