Army Board


The Army Board is the top single-service management committee of the British Army, and has always been staffed by senior politicians and soldiers. Until 1964 it was known as the Army Council.[1]

Army Board
Flag of a military member of the Army Board
Agency overview
Preceding agency
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
HeadquartersWhitehall, Westminster, London
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Defence

Membership of the Board edit

The composition is as follows:[2]

The Executive Committee of the Army Board (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.

In 2015, the newly created Army Sergeant Major became the first Army representative not a commissioned officer to be a member of the Executive Committee of the Army Board.[3]

Former members of the board edit

Included: [4][5]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Holmes 2011, pp. 22–23.
  2. ^ "Army Board". Armed Forces. 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ "New Army Sergeant Major Glenn Haughton". British Army. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  4. ^ Paxton, John, ed. (25 August 1974). The Statesman's Year-Book 1974-75 (111th ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 107. doi:10.1057/9780230271036. ISBN 978-0-230-27103-6.
  5. ^ Paxton, John, ed. (25 August 1985). The Statesman's Year-Book 1985-86 (122nd ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 1301. doi:10.1057/9780230271142. ISBN 978-0-230-27114-2.

Sources edit

  • Holmes, Richard (2011), Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors, UK: Harper Collins, pp. 22–23, ISBN 9780007457724