Justin is a senior leader and strategist, who has recently left the UK Armed Forces Senior Leadership Team. Having served operationally as a fast jet navigator and Qualified Weapons Instructor, he later specialized in acquisition (capability planning and management) and in strategy and operations. With extensive operational experience as a senior leader, his final military post was as the Strategy Director for UK Strategic Command, an organization of 25,000 people with an annual budget of £7Bn. He has since acted as a senior advisor to clients within the Defence sector. A former commander of UK Air Forces in the Middle East and the last commander of Bastion Airfield in Afghanistan, he was appointed CBE in 2020, Justin has an MA from Kings College London and is a published author.