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UK CDS Extended In Post Until November

Library image of General Sir Nick Carter [Crown Copyright: Cpl Paul Shaw]

The UK Prime Minister has asked CDS (Chief of the Defence Staff) General Sir Nick Carter to continue in his role until the end of November.


In a UK MoD News Release published yesterday ( 05 March 2020) it was stated: “The Prime Minister and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace are pleased to confirm that Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nicolas Patrick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen will be extended in his post until the end of November 2021.”

General Sir Nick Carter is quoted as saying: “It is a great honour to be asked to stay on as Chief of the Defence Staff. There is much to do.”

At the same time it was announced that the delayed Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (first announced to Parliament on 26 February 2020) will now be published on 16 March 2021 and the Defence Command Paper will be published on 22 March 2021. It was also announced that the selection of General Carter’s successor as CDS will begin in the autumn.

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