Our alumni fully exemplify the extent to which success can be achieved from studying at Cranfield University. 

The Cranfield University alumni community is vibrant, wide-ranging and knowledgeable, with 60,000+ alumni, working across the world in diverse industries and functions, from food safety and motorsport, to forensics and management consultancy

We have a vast range of distinguished alumni making significant impact within technology and management. Below is a handful of our prestigious Defence and Security alumni:

Abubakar Saad (MSc Global Security 2009)

Colonel in the Nigerian Army (GS)
Received the first Rupert Thorneloe award (2010), promoted to Brigadier General

Major General (Ret) Bill Robins CB OBE (MSc Design of Information Systems)

Iconic defence figure
Visiting Professor, Cranfield University
Awarded Order of the Bath CB in 1997.
Awarded OBE in 1984 (Military Division)

Major General Isidore Edet (MSc Security Sector Management 2013)

General Commanding Officer, Nigerian Army (GOC 81 Division)

Ivan Dvořák (MSc Global Security 2000)

Policy Adviser to the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces
Former Senior Defence Adviser at Czech Mission to the UN

Julian Young CB, OBE, BSC, MA, MSC, MDA, CENG, FRENG, FIET, FRAES, CCMI, HONFAPM, RAF (MSc Defence Leadership 2012)

Air Marshal and Chief of Material (Air) at Defence, Equipment and Support (DEandS), UK Ministry of Defence
Awarded OBE in 2000 (Military Division)

Ret’d Brigadier Michael Stone (MSc Design of Information Systems 1997)

Global Head of Technology Transformation for Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, KPMG International
Senior Associate Fellow RUSI

Lieutenant General Obed Akwa (MSc Global Security 2003)

Chief of Defence Staff for Ghana

General Sir Richard Barrons KCB, MBE, OBE, CBE, ADC Gen (Master of Defence Administration 1990)

Retired British Army Officer
Honorary Graduate
Awarded MBE in 1993 in recognition of service during operations in the former Republic of Yugoslavia.
Awarded OBE in 2000 (Military Division)
Awarded CBE in 2003 in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2002 to 30 September 2002.
Knighted in 2013.