Army Board

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Army Board
Army Board Member Flag.png
Flag of a military member of the Army Board
Agency overview
Formed 1964
Preceding agency
Jurisdiction United Kingdom United Kingdom
Headquarters Whitehall, Westminster, London
Agency executive
Parent agency Ministry of Defence

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.[2]

Membership of the Board

The composition is as follows:[3]

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 enlisted soldier to be a member of the Executive Committee of the Army Board.[4]

Former members of the board

Included: [5][6]

See also


  1. ^ "Ben Wallace Named New Defence Secretary". Forces Network. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  2. ^ Holmes 2011, pp. 22–23.
  3. ^ "Army Board". Armed Forces. 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  4. ^ "New Army Sergeant Major Glenn Haughton". British Army. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  5. ^ Paxton, J. (23 December 2016). The Statesman's Year-Book 1974-75: The Encyclopaedia for the Businessman-of-the-World. Springer. p. 107. ISBN 9780230271036.
  6. ^ Paxton, J. (27 December 2016). The Statesman's Year-Book 1985-86. Springer. p. 1301. ISBN 9780230271142.
  • Holmes, Richard (2011), Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors, UK: Harper Collins, pp. 22–23, ISBN 9780007457724

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