General Sir David Richards GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen

Biography

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.

Since his appointment to the MOD, David has held a number of senior posts including:

  • Assistant Chief of the General Staff, 2002
  • Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces, 2008
  • Chief of the General Staff, 2009
  • Chief of the Defence Staff, 2010.

General Richards was succeeded in post in July 2013 by General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC Gen

Previous roles in government

  1. Chief of the Defence Staff

    • 2010 to 2013

Announcements

by General Sir David Richards GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen

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  1. Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

    • 17 December 2012
    • Speech
  2. 2011/12/14 - 12th Annual Chief of Defence Staff Lecture

    • 14 December 2011
    • Speech
  3. 2010/12/14 - 11th Annual Chief of Defence Staff Lecture

    • 14 December 2010
    • Speech
  4. 2010/11/22 - Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty

    • 22 November 2010
    • Speech

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