|Born||9 July 1950|
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1968–2005|
|Commands held||No. 38 Group (1998–00)|
RAF Cottesmore (1992–93)
No. II (AC) Squadron (1987–88)
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
Educated at St Ignatius' College in London and Southampton University, Sturley was commissioned in the Royal Air Force in 1972. He became Director of Air Staff Briefing and Co-ordination at the Ministry of Defence in 1990, Station Commander at RAF Cottesmore in 1992 and Secretary to the Military Committee at NATO Headquarters in 1994. He went on to be Air Officer Commanding No. 38 Group in 1998, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in 2000 and Chief of Staff to the Air North Commander in 2003 before retiring in 2005.
He served as President of the Royal Air Forces Association from May 2005 to May 2011.
| Assistant Chief of the Air Staff