Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald GCB: Starting in Dartmouth as a Junior Officer in 1951 Oswald has served on HM Ships, Devonshire, Vanguard, Verulam, Theseus, Newfoundland and Jewel In the following Ranks, Cadet, Midshipman, Sub Lieutenant, Lieutenant. He then specialised in Gunnery and Air Weapons in 1960. He was Commanding Officer of HM Ships Yarnton (1962-63), , Bacchante (1971-72) joining the MoD, Defence Policy Staff (1972-75), Royal College of Defence Studies 1976, he Commanded HMS Newcastle (1977-79), Britannia (1980-82). He was Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Policy and Nuclear) (1982-85), Flag Officer Third Flotilla and Commander Anti-Submarine Warfare Striking Force (1985-87), Commander in Chief Fleet, Channel and Eastern Atlantic (1987-89), First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff (1989-1993) and Admiral of the Fleet (1993). Oswald left the Royal Navy in 1993.
He was a Director of: SEMA Group Plc (Systems Integration, Facilities Management, Telecommunications 1993-01) and Bae SEMA, Consultant to Nirex (Nuclear Waste Energy 1994- 98), Chairman of Aerosystems International (Airborne Software 1998-), James Fisher and Sons Plc (Shipping Specialists), Marine & General Mutual (1994-), Informatic (Information Technology) and CORDA (Operational Analysis 1999-01) and the Chairman of Green Issues (PR 1999-) and a committee member of the European Atlantic Group. 
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, serves on the Committees of the White Ensign Association  and the Officers Pension Society. He is Chairman of the Ends of the Earth Club and of the Naval Review and a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Masters of Business Administration. He is a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum, Chairman of the National Historic Ships Committee, a Liveryman and an Assistant to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and a Stowaway of the Southampton Master Mariners. He is a Governor of the Portsmouth University and Vice President of the Cutty Sark Trust  and the Catholic Union.