Honorary fellowship for General Sir Rupert Smith
Posted on 03/06/2011
General Sir Rupert Smith received an Honorary Fellowship at the MA Graduation Ceremony held at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) in Shrivenham on Friday 27 May.
Principal Professor Rick Trainor, General Sir Rupert Smith and Lord Douro, Chairman of Council
Since his retirement, General Sir Rupert has lectured regularly to the King’s MA cohorts at the JSCSC and Royal College of Defence Studies, hence his choice to receive his award at the Shrivenham ceremony, officiated by the Head of the Defence Studies Department, Professor Matt Uttley, with degrees conferred by the Principal and Lord Douro. Professor Denise Lievesley, Head of the School of Social Science & Public Policy, read the citation for General Sir Rupert’s Fellowship.
Ninety-seven of the 199 students in the 2009-10 cohort received their MA in Defence Studies – 18 of whom had come from overseas.
The Defence Studies Department at King’s is an integral part of the UK JSCSC, and provides command and staff training for the country’s armed services. The department has a wide range of expertise in the field of defence and security studies.
Professor Uttley said: ‘It was a great honour to combine General Sir Rupert’s investiture with the graduation of our MA in Defence Studies cohort, and a solid testament to the strength and depth of the academic-military partnership that King’s enjoys with the UK Armed Services at Shrivenham’.