Robert Nitsch

Major-General Robert Malcolm Bowstead Nitsch CBE is a British Army officer who served as General Officer Commanding Support Command.

Robert Nitsch
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1983present
RankMajor General
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
AwardsMember of the Order of the British Empire

Military career

Nitsch was commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1983.[1] He became Commander of 102nd Logistic Brigade[2] and went on to be head of logistics for UK forces in Afghanistan.[3] In February 2011 he took part in the joint US-UK investigation into the unsuccessful operation to release Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove.[4] He became Director of Army Manning in April 2012 and General Officer Commanding Support Command in August 2013.[5]

Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Nitsch was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours.[6]


  1. "No. 49532". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 November 1983. p. 14706.
  2. Visits The Blue Beret, December 2010 / January 2011
  3. Whitewash fear for Afghanistan kidnap inquiry as MPs express concern about chief investigator Daily Mail, 13 October 2010
  4. Linda Norgrove coroner praises US forces The Independent, 15 February 2011
  5. Army Commands Archived 5 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 6.
Military offices
Preceded by
Colin Boag
GOC Support Command
Succeeded by
Richard Stanford
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