|Ministry of Defence|
|Member of||Admiralty Board, Navy Board, Navy Command|
|Reports to||First Sea Lord|
|Nominator||Secretary of State for Defence|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 1–4 years)|
|Inaugural holder||Admiral George Zambellas|
The Fleet Commander is a senior Royal Navy post, responsible for the operation, resourcing and training of the ships, submarines and aircraft, and personnel, of the Naval Service. The Vice-Admiral incumbent is required to provide ships, submarines and aircraft ready for operations, and is based at Navy Command Headquarters.
The post was created in April 2012 following a reorganisation of the Royal Navy and a re-designation of the former role of Commander-in-Chief Fleet.
The Fleet Commander's purpose is to provide ships, submarines and aircraft ready for any operations that the Government requires.
The Fleet Commander's major subordinates included as of September 2020:
The previous post of Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Training)/Flag Officer Sea Training was, as of June 2020, disestablished. It was superseded by Commander Fleet Operational Sea Training.
The British Army equivalent is Commander Field Army. The RAF's Deputy Commander (Operations) is the close equivalent of the two positions.
|Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff|
|Image||Rank||Name||Term began||Term ended|
|Admiral||Sir George Zambellas||April 2012||December 2012|
|Vice Admiral||Sir Philip Jones||December 2012||February 2016|
|Fleet Commander and Chief Naval Warfare Officer|
|Vice Admiral||Ben Key||February 2016||March 2019|
|Vice Admiral||Jerry Kyd||March 2019|
In response to your request, I can advise you that the title Flag Officer Sea Training will cease to exist on 1 May 2020 and is replaced by the 1* post of Commander Fleet Operational Sea Training