The International Armoured Vehicles 2011 Advisory Panel
Chairman: Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely KCB MC
John Kiszely was commissioned into the Scots Guards from Sandhurst in 1969. He served with the regiment as platoon commander, company commander and commanding officer in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands.
He was awarded the Military Cross for an action during the Battle of Mount Tumbledown during the Falklands War.
He became commanding officer of 1st Battalion the Scots Guards in 1986 and, following various other military appointments, took command of 7th Armoured Brigade between 1991 and 1993. In 1996 he was appointed General Officer Commanding 1st (UK) Armoured Division and served as Commander of the Multi-national Force (South West) in Bosnia.
In September 1998 Kiszely was appointed Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Resource and Plans) at the Ministry of Defence. In 2002 he was appointed Commander of Regional Forces at Land Command and in 2004 became Senior Military Representative in Iraq. In 2005 he took up his post as Director of the Defence Academy. He retired from this post on 30 May 2008.
In December 2008 Kiszely was appointed as the new National President of The Royal British Legion.
This is the second year the he has chaired the International Armoured Vehicles event
General William Scott Wallace
Scott Wallace was commissioned in 1969 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, then qualified as an armor officer before serving in the Vietnam War. After serving in Vietnam, Wallace became a company commander, battalion S-1 (adjutant), and battalion S-3 operations officer with the 82d Airborne Division.
In 1977, he attended the Armor Officer Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. In 1983, he joined the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany.
As a general officer, he commanded the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and then the Joint Warfighting Center and Director of Joint Training at the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Suffolk, Virginia.
General Wallace assumed command of the V Corps on July 18, 2001. He commanded the corps during the 2003 invasion of Iraq until June 14, 2003, when he left to become the commanding general of the Army's Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His replacement in Iraq was Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez.
He assumed command of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on October 13, 2005.
General Wallace relinquished command of TRADOC, and retired from the United States Army on December 8, 2008. He now serves on the board of directors for two US companies.