Brigadier Tim Seal

Brigadier Tim Seal TD ADC DL VR

EA RFCA Chair, Finance Scrutiny Committee Chair

Tim Seal joined the Army Reserves in 1987 and commissioned in 1989. Following stints as Pl Comd at Wisbech and Cambridge, he was appointed OC Recce and moved to 5 R Anglian in Peterborough, where he remained throughout the transition and re-role to 158 Tpt Regt RLC in 1995.

The usual round of staff and promotion courses led him to sub unit command in Bedford and then to CUOTC where he took on the combined role of Trg Maj and Regt 2IC. His first taste of staff duties took him to HQ RLCTA where he was DComd of the ARRC assigned Multi National Logistic Group, before returning to command 158 Regt back in Peterborough from 2005-2008.

Tim was promoted to Colonel on appointment as DComd 143 (West Midlands) Brigade, where he had specific responsibility for all young officer training, employer engagement and UK Resilience operations. His post came to a natural end as the brigade made the transition to 11SIGS Bde and he was placed on the unposted list until being selected for Brigadier as DComd, Home Command in 2017.  He was selected for The Royal College of Defence Studies in 2019 and finishes his reserve service as Deputy Commander 1(UK) Division in late 2023.

In his civilian career, Tim has held a number of Operations leadership roles in regulated sectors, culminating in the role of COO for a large healthcare company. He is now a Board member for Blind Veterans UK and SSAFA.

He has served EA RFCA since 2014 as Chair of the Cambridgeshire RFCA forum and latterly as Vice Chair Military, and was appointed Chair in March 2023.  Tim is the Honorary Colonel of Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force, Chairman of The Army Rifle Association, was honoured to be The High Sheriff in 2020, and has just been appointed His Majesty’s Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

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