Simon completed his military career with the Royal Military Police (RMP) in 2012. He served in the United Kingdom & Europe, West Africa, Canada, Balkans, Middle East (Iraq), and Central Asia (Afghanistan).
He began his career in the Royal Artillery (RA) in 1988, upon passing out of the Junior Leaders Regiment RA he was posted to Hohne Garrison, Germany as part of the BAOR (British Army of the Rhine). During his time in the RA he deployed on Operation Granby (1991), where he saw active service in the desert’s of Kuwait and Iraq. He also saw active service in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as a Team Commander, and later completed operational tours in Bosnia & Herzegovina towards the end of the civil War.
In 2001 Simon transferred to The Royal Military Police. Upon completion of his Police training he was posted back to Germany in a policing capacity. In 2004 he then attended and passed the Royal Military Police Close Protection (RMPCP) course at Longmoor, Hampshire. Upon successfully completing his course he was deployed immediately on Operation Telic (Iraq) as the Close Protection Officer for the Brigade Commander 7th Armoured Brigade (The Desert Rats).
Throughout his Military CP career Simon also served as an instructor at the Close Protection Unit (CPU) for 3 years. During which time he conducted Short Term Training Team (STTT) deployments in the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he was responsible for the design, delivery and assessments during the courses. He also delivered training on the RMPCP courses and Pre Deployment Training for the teams deploying around the globe.
Simon deployed from CPU on his final military CP operation tour to Kabul, Afghanistan on Op Bandog in support of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), providing CP support to Her Majesty’s Ambassadors, visiting high ranking UK military staff, diplomats, foreign dignitaries, UK Secretaries of State and other government politicians.