Chief of Staff - Job Description

Discussion in 'Staff College and Staff Officers' started by alfred_the_great, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. Does anyone have a formal description of what a CoS does? I think we all have a 'gut' feeling, but trying to find an answer with some provenance!
     
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    Not sure, but moan about helmet scrim probably isn't one of them.
     
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  3. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

    JDP 5 has some thoughts on it.
     
  4. That just about sums up the Army at the moment...
     
  5. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Or do you mean Chief Staff Officer? Otherwise the Chief of Naval Staff is 1SL, you could ring him up and ask him.
     
  6. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

    Chief Staff Officer and Chief of Staff are similar roles and JDP 003 and 005 give the more detailed answer (why does no one but me read our own doctrine? - JDP 4 Understanding anyone????).
     
  7. The British write some of the best doctrine in the world; it is fortunate
    that their officers do not read it.
    Attributed to Colonel (later Field Marshal) Erwin Rommel
     
  8. Co-ordination/corraling/cajoling of the HQ's staff officers to run current operations and meet the commander's planning requirements.
     
  9. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

    I think the phrase is a good chef of staff should be able to herd cats
     
  10. There's no Job Description of a CoS in JDP 3-00 or 5-00; there is a description of what they do in the Estimate process, but not in the rest of the cat herding time. It doesn't matter, I've found one now!
     
  11. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

    JDP 3-00 Section II Para 19 has a small bit on this.
     
  12. Yarp, part of that was used, was looking for the 'peacetime' bits. Found now.
     
  13. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

    Could you send me a copy?
     
  14. Standby.....
     
  15. You're supposed to fry chips too?