Rear Admiral, Royal Navy
Jude Terry joined the Royal Navy in September 1997, having graduated from Dundee University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Anatomical Sciences. Her early career saw her employment in staff jobs in Faslane, Collingwood (Divisional Training School), Northwood (Joint Maritime Operational Training Staff) and NCHQ (Logistics C4I). Operational roles included Logistics Officer onboard HMS SCOTT and HMS OCEAN where she was lucky enough to deploy to the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Gulf, the Caribbean and the Far East.
Following successful completion of ACSC 15, and achievement of an MA in Defence Studies, she was appointed to PJHQ J5 (Afghanistan and Pakistan) in July 2012. The next 12 months were spent planning the Transition from Op HERRICK to Op TORAL, with specific responsibility for the drawdown of military capability in a coherent manner and the subsequent closure of Lashkar Gar, Bastion and Kandahar.
Selected for promotion to Captain in 2018 she joined SJFHQ as ACOS Support & Central Staff. During her 18 months in post, she saw the HQ transition from full operating capability to an operational footing and deployed on Saif Sareea 3 and AUSTERE CHALLENGE 19. An alumnus of HCSC 20, she joined Finance and Military Capability as Assistant Head Joint Plans in July 2020, following a short period supporting the personnel aspects of the NCHQ response to COVID19. Responsible for the UK Strategic Command portfolio of capabilities, whilst in post she was closely involved in delivering the Integrated Review and Spending Review as well as an In Year and Annual Budgetary Cycle.
Selected for promotion to Commodore in December 2020, she completed 11 months as Deputy Director People in NCHQ responsible for delivering the people capability for the Royal Navy. Selected for promotion to Rear Admiral she assumes the role of Director People and Training and Naval Secretary in January 2022.
She has a home in Jersey, and, having grown up there, is an avid fan of the beach, the cliffs and everything that goes with it including water sports, walking, good food and good weather. She also enjoys travel, reading, live music, running (plodding) and spending time with family and friends.