Director Special Forces

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Director Special Forces (DSF) is the title of the professional head of the United Kingdom Special Forces. The DSF has since 2008 held the rank of Major-General,[1] previously a Brigadier, reflecting the increased size of the directorate. The position has evolved from Colonel SAS in 1964 to Director SAS in 1969 and to Director Special Forces in 1988; the post-holder works out of the Ministry of Defence's Whitehall office.


Directors have been:[2]
Colonel SAS

Director SAS

Director Special Forces

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Times Online Jan 08
  2. ^ a b Army commands
  3. ^ *Kemp, Anthony (1994). The SAS: Savage Wars of Peace – 1947 to the Present. Penguin. p. 112. ISBN 0-14-139081-6. 
  4. ^ Pegassus Bridge Fund
  5. ^ SAS chief criticised for joining action quits
  6. ^ Special Forces Roll of Honour
  7. ^ Sandhurst Foundation
  8. ^ Army denied vital equipment in Iraq and Afghanistan, claims former SAS head Daily Telegraph, 4 March 2010
  9. ^ Did Brown go too far with Afghan raid? The Guardian, 10 September 2009