COMMANDER ADRIAN C FRYER ROYAL NAVY, joined the Joint Military Operations Department in Aug 2016 after graduating from the U.S. Naval War College. He joined the Royal Navy in 1992 as a Surface Warfare Officer and has served on many ships and on multiple operational deployments. He has Commanded Her Majesty’s Ships TYNE, in Northern European waters, CLYDE, as the Falkland Islands Guardship and latterly DAUNTLESS, a T45 destroyer on deployment providing protection to the USS Carl Vinson BG, conducting counter IS operations in the Gulf. Holding a BSc(Hons) in Maritime Geography from Cardiff University, he is also a graduate of the U.K. Defence College Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC).