CDR Caroline Tuckett

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CDR Caroline Tuckett

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CDR Caroline Tuckett joined the Royal Navy (RN) as a Logistics Officer in 2006. Her first assignment was at sea as the Deputy Logistics Officer of a destroyer, with deployments around the globe.

Selected for the Naval Legal Service in 2008, she completed 3 years of training to qualify as a Barrister.  Since then, her assignments have included Legal Adviser to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines with a number of overseas deployments, and a 10 month tour to the United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) in Bahrain as the Legal Adviser for both UKMCC and the Combined Maritime Force, a maritime coalition of 34 nations.

In 2020 she completed a Masters by Research in International Law, exploring the legal issues of sub-threshold operations in the maritime environment, with a particular focus on the South China Sea.  She then became the lead legal adviser in International and Operational Law within the RN. A current focus in her work is the applicability of international maritime law to the military operation of autonomous vessels: and she has provided evidence to the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee on this topic.

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