Contact Roger Crook


Roger Crook joined the British Army and trained as a Mechanical Engineer in the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.  He has extensive experience of equipment support, acquisition and the supply chain.  His varied roles have included commanding equipment repair workshops and formation headquarters support staff, both in the UK and overseas.  He has also worked in equipment acquisition in the UK Defence Equipment and Support organisation, both as an Integrated Logistic Support Manager and in the Headquarters’ Finance and Management Group.  His other roles have been in training and education, including two years at the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and as military Directing Staff at the Defence Academy of the UK, with responsibility for military technology and logistics courses. 

Drawing on his experience of through life equipment support, from acquisition to disposal, Roger is now a lecturer in the Centre for Systems and Technology Management, where he has a particular interest in MoD internal relationships, contracting strategies and through life support.  He holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering and an MSc in Defence Technologies.  He is also a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Current activities

·       UK MoD Support Operations Manager's Course

·       Capability and Acquisition Management

·       Logistic Contract Management


·       UK Defence Equipment & Support

·       UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Partnership for Peace Programme (Bosnia, Serbia, Kenya)

·       Warwick University, Efficient and Effective Through Life Support MSc Module for Malaysian Armed Forces

·       UK Defence College of Logistics



  • Crook R & Summers MP (2018) Defence logistics information systems. In: Defence Logistics: enabling and sustaining successful military operations, London: Kogan Page, p. 345-356.