Major General Tim Cross, former commander in the British Army talks about making war, finding peace and following Jesus.
Major General Tim Cross was interviewed by Angela Brown.
High level soldiering is not just about making war, but also involves building peace. This is well known to Major General (Retired) Tim Cross CBE who was appointed CBE for his work in leading the NATO response to the Kosovo Humanitarian crisis.
In his career Cross served in the British Army at every level, from leading a small Bomb Disposal Team in Northern Ireland to commanding a Division of 30,000. He also served in Iraq, Kuwait and the Balkans and latterly has been the Army adviser to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.
Having deployed on many operations and seen the plight of so many around the world, he is a strong believer in the dignity and capacity of the human spirit. To this end he is involved with Five Talents, the Anglican Church's charity that helps East African entrepreneurs with microfinance and business training.
He was involved in coordinating the reconstruction of Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein. However since retiring from the Army he has been critical, giving evidence to the Iraq Inquiry criticising the post-war planning.
As well as being a visiting professor, defence advisor and international speaker, he is now the Chairman of the Board of Theos, a public theology Think Tank.