New Army chief is brilliant choice and right person for job, says former general

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Professor Michael Clarke, a defence expert and former director of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank, said the Army got "somebody who has got a very distinguished background in the military". "He was a Guardsman, he was in the Irish Guards as a junior officer and then led the Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards," he said. "He was in 22 SAS and then became Director Special Forces, so he's got a very distinguished operational career."