Congratulations to Joel Roberts on his award of a MBE
Queen's Birthday Honours List
His first Command assignment was with the Fishery Protection Squadron as an Executive
Officer. In 2014 he completed a 6-month tour in HMS CLYDE as the Falklands Islands Patrol Vessel before joining HMS SEVERN in 2015. His first 6 months was spent conducting her first-of-class Atlantic Patrol Task (North) deployment to the Caribbean supporting UK Overseas Territories and conducting counter narcotics operations with an embarked US Coastguard law enforcement detachment. SEVERN then returned to UK waters for national tasking, marine enforcement operations on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation, and law enforcement tasking as part of the National Maritime Asset Co-ordination trial alongside embarked Border Force agents.
Following Initial Staff training and Principle Warfare Officer (PWO) course he joined HMS
DRAGON as a PWO in 2017 and served as the Operations Officer for her Operation KIPION deployment to the Arabian Gulf which included significant narcotics seizures totalling in excess of 18 tonnes. He then joined the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group battlestaff in 2019 as the Current Operations Officer and Chief of Staff Coord for WESTLANT 19, the QUEEN ELIZABETH Carrier Strike Group deployment to the East Coast of the United States to develop UK sovereign carrier strike capability and conduct F-35B operational testing.
A member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, he holds a BA in Humanities from the University of Edinburgh and a MA in Modern Warfare from King’s College London. He assumed Command of MCM1 Crew 6 in HMS RAMSEY in April 2020.