The Royal Navy has selected its first female admiral in its history as Commodore Jude Terry is promoted to Rear Admiral.
The new Rear Admiral will start in the role in August next year.
She told the Telegraph:
“I’ve never ever thought about being female in the services. If you deliver, you get the credit for it. If you don’t deliver, you have to redeem yourself. Someone’s got to be first. There will be others.”
According to the Royal Navy, Commodore Terry was born in Jersey, graduating from the University of Dundee in 1997. She joined Britannia Royal Naval College later that year and went on to a degree in Defence Studies at Joint Services Command.
According to the Tepegraph, her career has seen her move up the ranks from a Royal Navy Logistics Officer to the Deputy Director of People Delivery. Jude Terry has also worked with the MoD as an operational planner, a branch manager for Navy Command HQ and Assistant Chief of Staff at the Standing Joint Force HQ.
Royal Navy Ranks
These are the official Royal Navy Officer ranks ordered by rank.