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Military Secretary (United Kingdom)

The Military Secretary is the British Army appointment of which the incumbent is responsible for policy direction on personnel management for members of the British Army.[1] It is a senior British Army appointment, held by an officer holding the rank of major-general. The position of Deputy Military Secretary is held by an officer holding the rank of brigadier. The Military Secretary's counterpart in the Royal Navy is the Naval Secretary. The Royal Air Force equivalent is the Air Secretary.

Originally established as the Private Secretary or Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces, the title was formally changed to Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War in 1904.[2] It was sometimes referred to in military jargon as Military Secretary at Headquarters. In 1964 it became Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence.[3]

In 1995 a new Army Personnel Centre was established in Glasgow with the Military Secretary as its Chief Executive.[4]

Military Secretaries

Holders of the post have included:[5]

See also


  1. ^ New Commander at Bulford Army Division Tidworth Community Area
  2. ^ Sir John Spencer Ewart Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  3. ^ Sir John Anderson Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  4. ^ Libertine Security
  5. ^ Army Commands
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27311. p. 3127. 7 May 1901.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27376. p. 7293. 12 November 1901.
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