Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Lieutenant General Tim Evans was born in September 1962 in Iserlohn, Germany. He was educated at Monkton Combe School, Bath, entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in January 1982 and was commissioned into the Light Infantry in August 1982.
As a junior officer he served as a Platoon Commander, Reconnaissance Officer, Operations Officer and ADC. In 1990 he passed Special Forces Selection and served with 22 SAS as a Troop Commander.
He attended the Army Command and Staff College at Camberley in 1994 before joining Directorate of Special Forces as their Operations Officer. In January 1998 he returned to the Light Infantry as a Company Commander but was short toured in order to take over a squadron with the Special Boat Service. On promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in June 2000 he was appointed to newly established Joint Doctrine and Concept Centre before taking command of 1LI in July 2001.
On promotion to Colonel, he deployed to Iraq as the Chief of Staff (COS) with Multinational Division (South East) before returning to Bulford to complete HCSC and his tour as HQ 3 Div COS. In December 2005 he was promoted to Brigadier and assumed command of 19th Light Brigade and deployed the Brigade to Southern Iraq. He then commanded the JFHQ as Chief Joint Forces Operations before being promoted to 2* and taking over as COS HQ ARRC. Whilst with the ARRC, he deployed to Afghanistan as COS HQ IJC for 12 months. He was then selected to be Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. After 16 months he moved back to the ARRC as the Commander and promoted to Lieutenant General.
Lieutenant General Evans enjoys outdoor pursuits, which include running, hill walking and swimming. His other interests including riding and downhill skiing. He is married to Helen and they have two daughters.