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


What is the Directorate Personnel?

The Directorate Personnel (DPers) is responsible for the employment, development and sustainability of British Army personnel, including regulars, reservists, contractors and civil servants. It is commanded by the Director Personnel, a Major General (2* or OF-7).

What is the Directorate of Personnel Capability?

The Directorate of Personnel Capability (DPers Cap) is responsible for developing British Army personnel strategy and engaging with Defence and the other services to shape and influence strategic personnel direction in order to sustain and enhance the operational effectiveness of the Army. DPers Cap is commanded by DPers, who holds the rank of Major General… Read More