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David Russell (Royal Navy officer)

David John Russell is a former Royal Navy officer. Russell was born in Leeds in 1952 and attended Leeds Central High School. He joined the Royal Navy in 1970 and commanded three submarines and one surface warship during a career in which he reached the rank of commodore. He was the first commanding officer of HMS Vanguard, the United Kingdom's first Trident missile submarine. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, he directed the UK submarine response in the campaign against terrorism when UK submarines engaged terrorist targets in Afghanistan with Tomahawk cruise missiles. For a time he was responsible for developing the strategic goals and produced operational deployment, corporate resource and output plans for the UK fleet. He led the UK effort to rescue survivors from the sunken Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea in 2000.Graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1995 and the Joint Service Staff College in 1998, he completed the Financial Seminar for Senior Managers at London Business School in May 2002 and joined the Bedford Charity (Harpur Trust) as Chief Executive in June 2002. In 2004 he gained a first class honours degree in law with the Open University. He lives in Bedford with his wife, Kathy.


David Russell (basketball)

David Lee Russell (born January 9, 1960) is an American former professional basketball player. From 1979 to 1983, he played four seasons under Lou Carnesecca and alongside Chris Mullin as a member of the St. John's Red Storm. In his four years, Russell averaged 14.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assist on 54.6% field goal shooting.Russell was drafted in the second round, 37th pick overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1983 NBA draft. He was waived by the team that summer, and never played a game in the NBA. Russell went on to play six years in the Spanish Basketball League Liga ACB. He played for several teams, averaging 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists on 58% shooting in his 127 games. He retired from professional basketball in 1989. Russell also played briefly for the Columbus Horizon of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), appearing in five games in the 1991–92 season.




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