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Abbreviations


 

The Army Board - Command and Organisation Army Organisations - Secretary of State for Defence - Army 2a1

COMMAND AND ORGANISATION

THE ARMY BOARD

"In war, the outcome corresponds to expectations less than in any other activity"
Titus Livy 59BC - 17 AD

Under the direction of the Defence Board,  management of the Services is the responsibility of the Single Service Boards; in the case of the Army the Army Board is the senior management directorate.

THE ARMY BOARD
The routine management of the Army is the responsibility of the Army Board the composition of which is as follows:

The Secretary of State for Defence

Minister of State for the Armed Forces

Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Equipment and Support

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Security Strategy
Permanent Under-Secretary

Second Permanent Under-Secretary of State (Secretary of the Army Board)

Chief of the General Staff
Assistant Chief of the General Staff

Adjutant General

Quartermaster General

Master General of the Ordnance

Commander-in-Chief Land Forces

The Army Board generally meets formally twice a year

Executive Committee of the Army Board (ECAB)
Attended by senior UK Army commanders, ECAB dictates the policy required for the Army to function efficiently and meet the aims required by the Defence Council and government. The Chief of the General Staff is the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Army Board.

Army Board and ECAB decisions are acted upon by the military staff at the various headquarters worldwide.