Director Special Forces

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Director Special Forces (DSF) is a senior role within the British Ministry of Defence [1] and the professional head of the United Kingdom Special Forces. As Director, the incumbent is responsible for the provision of Special Forces capability to MoD, Commands the UK Special Forces Group, and holds Operational Command for discrete Special Forces operations. The DSF has since 2008 held the rank of Major-General, previously a Brigadier, reflecting the increased size of the directorate.[2] The position has evolved from Colonel SAS in 1964 to Director SAS in 1969 and to Director Special Forces in 1988.


Directors have been:[2]

Colonel SAS

Director SAS

Director Special Forces

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "How Defence Works" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Army Commands" (PDF). 26 July 2016. 
  3. ^ *Kemp, Anthony (1994). The SAS: Savage Wars of Peace – 1947 to the Present. Penguin. p. 112. ISBN 0-14-139081-6.