Chiefs of Staff

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits the Chief of the General Staff's briefing team undertook in each year for the last five years.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Chief of the General Staff's Briefing Team visit Army regular and reserve units to provide all ranks an overview of key issues and priorities for the Army and to conduct focus groups to gain feedback for the Army's senior leadership. The Briefing Team have conducted the following number of visits over the last five financial years (FY):

  • FY 2018-19: 21 units visited to date.
  • FY 2017-18: 62 units visited.
  • FY 2016-17: 84 units visited.
  • FY 2015-16: 74 units visits.
  • FY 2014-15: 124 units visits.

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