The individual appointed in this role will become the most senior soldier in the British Army and provide the troops’ perspective at the top level, advising General Carter (Chief of the General Staff).
The post holder will also become a member of the executive committee of the Army Board, working with the Secretary of State for Defence, Armed Forces ministers, top civil servants and generals to shape Service policy.
The current Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Regimental Sergeant Major WO1 Glenn Haughton (Grenadier Guards) will be the first to take up the role from this spring.
Soldier (2015) Soldiers Take Seat At Top Table: New Post Will See Troops’ Views Put To Defence Bigwigs. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. February, 2015, pp.13.