What is the Star Count Initiative?

The ‘Star Count’ initiative is a Ministry of Defence (MOD) policy to monitor the total number of 1-star (general officer rank) and above military personnel to assess whether the target of a reduction in these posts, from 500 in 2010 to 405 in 2020, will be reached. With 431 personnel at 1-star and above on… Read More

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What is the Defence Medical Services (DMS)?

The primary role of the UK’s Defence  Medical Services (DMS) is to ensure that Service personnel are ready and medically fit to go where they are required in the UK and throughout the world – generally referred to as being ‘fit for task’. DMS encompasses: Medical; Dental; Nursing; Allied health professionals (AHP); Paramedical; and Support personnel. It… Read More

What is the Number of 1-Star Posts under Commander Field Army?

In 2015, the British Army had four 3-star (OF-8) posts within Army Command: Deputy Chief of the General Staff (DCGS). Commander Field Army (CFA). Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). Commander Personnel Support Command (PSC). The CFA had four 1-star (OF-6) posts within their span of control: Assistant Chief of Staff Commitments (ACOSC). Assistant Chief… Read More