Brigadier (ret.) Ben BarrySenior Fellow for Land Warfare
International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK
Ben Barry is responsible in the IISS for ensuring the quality of the Institute’s analysis of land warfare and the information on land capabilities presented in publication, thereby has a critical overview of opportunities and constraints in soldier modernization. His last military appointment before joining IISS was to lead British Army assessment into the lessons learned from the Army’s contribution to the Iraq War, giving him an unparalleled insight into the changing nature of warfare and the fluctuation in priorities attached. Previous appintments include Director general Staff, Director of Force Development and Head of the UK Ministry of defence Streamlining programme. Ben has commanded troops at every rank from Lieutenant to Brigadier and in every British infantry role apart from parachute. He will be using his expertise to flesh out the current context within which today’s programme managers need to modernize their soldiers.