Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff

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The Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff is a senior British military officer who reports to the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff.

Early Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff[edit]

These were:[1]

Note: This single "Deputy Chief" role was redesignated Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff after 1964.[1]

Current arrangements[edit]

There are currently three people with the post of Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (DCDS) at any one time. These are:[2]

  • Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations) - the DCDS (Operations) ordinarily reports to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff but also reports directly to the Chief of the Defence Staff on operational matters
  • Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel and Training)
  • Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability)

Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Operations)[edit]

These were:[1]
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Commitments)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations)

Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Personnel and Training)[edit]

These were:[1]
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel and Training)

Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Capability)[edit]

These were:[1]
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Operational Requirements)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Systems)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Systems)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability)

Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Intelligence) 1964 - 1986[edit]

See Defence Intelligence

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "V: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND TRI-SERVICE SENIOR APPOINTMENTS". Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Central Top Level Budget Ministry of Defence