General Sir David Richards GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen


General Sir David Richards was Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the armed forces and principal military adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence and government. He was appointed in 2009.

Previous roles in government

  1. Chief of the Defence Staff

    • 2010 to 2013


  1. Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
  2. 12th annual Chief of Defence Staff lecture
  3. 11th annual Chief of the Defence Staff lecture
  4. Securing Britain in an age of uncertainty