Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre

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Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre
AbbreviationDCDC
Formation1998; 21 years ago (1998)
TypeThink Tank
Location
Director
Major General Gerald I. Mitchell
Websitehttps://www.gov.uk/government/groups/development-concepts-and-doctrine-centre

The Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) is the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) think tank.

Structure[edit]

The DCDC is headed by a two-star officer, located at Shrivenham and is under the UK's Joint Forces Command but reports to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) who sets its priorities and outputs.[1]

History[edit]

The DCDC (Originally called the Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre (JDCC)) was established as a result of the 1998 Strategic Defence Review. The UK recognised that it needed to have a clearer long-term vision of the way in which it expected it forces and their methods of operation to develop.[2]

Outputs[edit]

DCDC produces many publications relating to the future global environment. It also has a Doctrine Team responsible for writing and maintaining a range of joint operational level UK and NATO doctrine publications, and Strategy, Analysis and Research and Legal Teams such as the Global Strategic Trends Programme.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre: the MOD's independent think tank" (PDF). British Ministry of Defence. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "The background to the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre". British Ministry of Defence. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre". British Ministry of Defence. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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