Chief of the Staff of The Salvation Army

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Chief of the Staff of The Salvation Army
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Incumbent
William A. Roberts

since 1 October 2013
Style Chief of the Staff
Residence London, England
Term length At the General's Pleasure
Inaugural holder Bramwell Booth
1881

The Chief of the Staff of The Salvation Army is a Commissioner appointed by the General of The Salvation Army as the second in command internationally. The Chief of the Staff is stationed at International Headquarters in London.

The office of Chief of the Staff was created in 1880 by General William Booth. The first officer to take the position was his son, Bramwell Booth, in 1881.

The Chief of the Staff also summons all Commissioners and Territorial Commanders of The Salvation Army to form a High Council to elect a new general when a vacancy exists. [1]

General Andre Cox has appointed Commissioner William Roberts to become the 25th Chief of the Staff of The Salvation Army effective on 1 October 2013. [2]


Lists of Chief of the Staff[edit]

  1. (1881–1912) Bramwell Booth
  2. (1912–1919) T. Henry Howard
  3. (1919–1929) Edward Higgins
  4. (1929–1937) Henry W. Mapp
  5. (1937–1939) John McMillan
  6. (1939–1943) [Alfred G. Cunningham
  7. (1943–1946) Charles Baugh
  8. (1946–1953) John J. Allan
  9. (1953–1957) Edgar J. Dibden
  10. (1957–1961) William J. Dray
  11. (1961-1961) Norman F. Duggins
  12. (1961–1969) Erik Wickberg
  13. (1969–1974) Arnold Brown
  14. (1974–1977) Arthur E. Carr
  15. (1977–1982) W. Stanley Cottrill
  16. (1982–1987) Caughey Gauntlett
  17. (1987–1991) Ron A. Cox
  18. (1991–1993) Bramwell Tillsley
  19. (1993–1999) Earle Maxwell
  20. (1999–2002) John Larsson
  21. (2002–2006) Israel Gaither
  22. (2006–2010) Robin Dunster
  23. (2010–2013) Barry Swanson
  24. (2013) Andre Cox
  25. (2013-?) William Roberts [3]

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