General Sir Michael Rose KCB CBE DSO QGM began his military career in the Coldstream Guards and then, from 1979-82, commanded the 22nd SAS Regiment.
His regiment was involved in the London Iranian Embassy siege and the Falklands War.
He assumed command of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia in 1994.
As well as writing articles for military and academic publications, he has written for a wide array of national newspapers in the UK and the US. His television appearances have included Panorama, Breakfast with Frost and Hardtalk.