Jamieson is new SA Navy deputy chief


The man who is the new deputy chief of South Africa’s maritime service is a dyed-in-the-wool navy combat sailor who served on strikecraft and frigates before moving to the Navy Office in Pretoria.

He is Rear Admiral Guy Jamieson and he took over from now retired admiral Hanno Teuteberg earlier this year.

According to a CV issued by the Directorate: Corporate Communications of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), Jamieson joined the SA Navy in 1978 and is a weapons specialist, having spent most of his career in the then strikecraft squadron. He was part of Project Caliban and served on the first strikecraft upgraded to an offshore patrol vessel, SAS Adam Kok. Jamieson commanded the strikecraft squadron between 1997 and 1999.

In January 2000 he was promoted to captain and named deputy project officer for the SA Navy frigate project. In September 2003 he was named the delivery captain for the first Valour Class frigate, SAS Amatola. He brought the vessel home from Germany and was officer commanding during weapons acceptance trials as well as early deployments. This saw him on the bridge during Amatola’s BOST (British Operational Sea Training) in mid-2007.

After this Jamieson spent three years in the Maritime Warfare Directorate at SAN HQ as Senior Staff Officer Surface Warfare before being named Chief of Fleet Staff at Fleet Command, Simon’s Town. This appointment saw him promoted to rear admiral (junior grade) and in February this year he was promoted to read admiral and named SA Navy deputy chief.

He has twice been published in the US Navy Institute publication “Proceedings” including a first honourable mention in the 1998 International Navies Essay. Jamieson was the top academic performer on the then Executive National Security Programme (ENSP) 16 of 2008 at the SANDF College.