Lieutenant General Baxter, ‘Mayhem, Muddle and Making a Difference’
Robert Baxter was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals and early service included: military assistance in Africa; special communications; and, operational service in Northern Ireland, West Africa, the Gulf and Balkans. He has delivered communications and information systems, signals intelligence and electronic warfare support, at most levels of command (brigade to Corps), and across the spectrum of conflict from counter terrorism, through peace enforcement to major combat operations. Currently he is the director of a charitable trust and just retired as Master of Signals, an honorary post that has its origins in the Tudor Master of the Posts. He is also President of Veterans Scotland and a Director of An Fiosaiche (Gaelic for Wise Man or Seer) Consulting Ltd working in the Defence, Security and Healthcare fields. He has also recently become a Director of a start-up, Environmental Fuel Technology Solutions. Contracts have included General Dynamics, Boeing, Carlyle, Covata, Northrop Grumman and IDH – a particular pleasure was advising the Malaysian Armed Forces on Network Centric Operations.
Muddle and mayhem are all too common features of military life – unsurprising in that warfare is the ultimate form of competition. Sometimes this muddle and to a lesser extent mayhem is found in the more bureaucratic aspects of military life as well. Making a difference is a key function of command and leadership – bringing order and purpose. Lt Gen (Retd) Robert Baxter will use a few examples drawn from personal experience to stimulate discussion and hopefully entertain. To book a place simply enter the number of attendees or alternatively please contact Lauren in the Office on 0131 525 6157