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Rear Admiral John Gower served in his last appointment, until his retirement from active service in December 2014, as Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear, Chemical, Biological) in the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. He spent 17 years ashore mostly in the MoD increasingly specialising in UK nuclear weapon and counter-CBRN policy but also with time in Washington DC as the Assistant Naval Attaché and the UK Defence Academy.  

He had a key leadership role the UK contribution to the international activity between 2011 and 2014 to counter the threat of Syria’s CW programme culminating in its successful removal and destruction.  He also represented the UK in senior NATO nuclear and counter-WMD committees. He has been a speaker at several USSTRATCOM Deterrence Symposia, the 2015 Carnegie Endowment Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington DC, at the NATO Defence College in Rome and the Royal United Services Institute and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.  

He had spent half his 36-yr military career at sea.