Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff

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

Early Deputy Chiefs of the Defence StaffEdit

These were:[1]

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

Current arrangementsEdit

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 (Military Strategy and Operations)
  • Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability)
  • Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (People)

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations)Edit

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

Current title: Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy & Operations)

Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Personnel and Training) / Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff (People)/Chief of Defence PeopleEdit

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)

Current title: Chief of Defence People

Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military 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)

Current title: Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability)

Current title: Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability)

Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Intelligence)Edit

(post discontinued in 1984; taken over by Chief of Defence Intelligence)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "V: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND TRI-SERVICE SENIOR APPOINTMENTS" (PDF). Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ "How Defence Works" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. 14 December 2015.