Sebastian Roberts is the Major General Commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District.
He was educated at Ampleforth College and Balliol College Oxford, where he read Modern History (MA, 1976). He joined the Irish Guards in 1977, and has served with them in Germany, Berlin, Belize, Rhodesia and the United Kingdom. He commanded the 1st Battalion in London and Northern Ireland. On the staff he has been Chief of Staff 4th Armoured Brigade, Military Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff, Colonel Land Warfare 2 (Doctrine), and most recently the Armys Director of Public Relations (latterly Corporate Communication). After a year at the Royal College of Defence Studies, he is now the General Officer Commanding London District, and Major General Commanding the Household Division. He is married to Elizabeth; they have four children. He is a Fellow of the British American Project (1992). He is the author of the British Army's Doctrine for the Moral Component of Fighting Power: "Soldiering: the Military Covenant" (1998) and more recently wrote the British Army's soon to be published Leadership Doctrine. His RCDS paper on "Statesmanship" has just been published in the 2004 Seaford House Papers. Apart from his family (which is extended: he is the eldest of 10 children), his interests are in religion, painting, drawing, architecture, history, languages, travel, food, wine, shooting and music.