Who's Who

Meet the Team

  • COLONEL MICHAEL COLEMAN

    Role: Commandant

  • MAJOR RICHARD BREEZE

    Role: Cadet Executive Officer (CEO)

    As the CEO Major Breeze is the professional advisor to the Commandant, working full time to support him in the execution of his duties. He has responsibility for child protection, security issues and Media releases. He is also the direct line manager for the other full-time staff working for the ACF.

  • LT COLONEL MANDY DAVANNA

    Role: Deputy Commandant (Training & Administration)

    Lt Colonel Davanna is Deputy Comdt with responsibility for training and administration. She also overseas all military and non-military training. Lt Col Davanna was one of the first girls to join the ACF, at the then experimental, mixed, PWS detachment. Her 30 + years experience as an ACF cadet, adult instructor and officer have given her great empathy with both cadets and volunteers alike .

  • LT COLONEL SEAN SMALES

    Role: Deputy Commandant (Leics)

    Lt Colonel Sean Smales is Deputy Comdt with responsibility for staff and detachments in Leicestershire. In addition to being the County Public Relations Officer, leading LNR ACF's Public Relations Team, Lt Colonel Smales is also responsible for Officer recruitment and training, Ski Cadet and Op Reflect within LNR ACF (A national WWI commemoration project). Following time served in the Royal Military Police (Reserves) and as an adult leader in the Scouts, Lt. Colonel Smales joined the Army Cadet Force and has come through the ranks as an instructor, a detachment commander, Company Commander and now Deputy Commandant.

  • LT COLONEL ANTHONY TURNER

    Role: Deputy Commandant (Northants)

    Lt Colonel Anthony Turner is Deputy Comdt with responsibility for staff and detachments in Northamptonshire and employer engagement. After serving with the Territorial Army, Lt. Colonel Turner has come through the ranks of the Army Cadet Force as a detachment commander, Company Commander and now Deputy Commandant.

  • CAPTAIN MARK ASPLEN

    Role: Adjutant

    Captain Asplen is the County Adjutant, assisting the Commandant, Deputy Commandants, Headquarters Staff and Permanent Staff with Administration of the County.

  • RSMI LEE ELLIS

    Role: Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor

    RSMI Ellis is the Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor for LNR ACF. He is responsible for all leadership and discipline for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO's) within LNR ACF and reports directly to the commandant on all matters of the WO's & Sgt Mess. RSMI Ellis also looks after Senior Cadet retention and training.

  • CAPTAIN LEE DOREY

    Role: Area Commander - A Company

    Captain Dorey is the Officer Commanding of A Company (Northamptonshire) and is responsible for 10 Detachments in Northampton Town, Towcester, Daventry and Brackley.

  • MAJOR COLIN WELLS

    Role: Area Commander - B Squadron

    Major Wells is the Officer Commanding of B Squadron (Leicester) and is responsible for detachments in Leicester City Centre and surrounding areas to the south.

  • MAJOR TIM CHAPPEL

    Role: Area Commander - C Company

    Major Tim Chappel is the Officer Commanding of C Company (Leicester) and is responsible for detachments in Leicester City Centre and surrounding areas to the North.

  • MAJOR LESLEY DEACON

    Role: Area Commander - D Company

    Major Lesley Deacon is the Officer Commanding D Company (Northamptonshire) and is responsible for detachments in North West of Northamptonshire including Kettering, Market Harbour, Wellingborough and Rushed.

  • CAPTAIN PAUL DAVANNA

    Role: Area Commander - E Company

    Major Paul Davanna is the Officer Commanding E Company (Northamptonshire & Rutland) and is responsible for detachments in North East of Northamptonshire and Rutland including Oundle, Rutland and Oakham.

  • MAJOR ALEX CALVER

    Role: Area Commander - F Squadron

    Major Calver is the Officer Commanding of F Squadron (Leicestershire) and is responsible for detachments to the north of Leicester, including Coalville, Ashby de la Zouche and as far north as Castle Donnington