Difference between a JSP and a Defence Instruction?

Discussion in 'Staff College and Staff Officers' started by kalayefatullah, Nov 6, 2009.

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  1. Not a riveting topic for a first post but...Could anyone help?

    What is the difference in definition (not content, obviously!) between these two?

    As a (now) civvy working for a well known war-related museum, who never got anywhere near staff college back in the day, I am struggling to explain which has what kind of authority etc etc. In fact, kind of struggling to explain how the MOD works at all, although it probably doesn't help I never figured it out...

    BR, and thanks

  2. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

  3. DCI no longer exist - subsumed into DIN (Def Info Notices) about 4 years ago.

    JSP are pan-Defence policy documents. DINs' are instructions, notices and guidance, but not policy - they sometimes advertise changes to JSP and other policy.
  4. Thanks very much!

    I know it's a bit of a bone question, but it'll help fine tune an argument that is going on here.

    Hopefully there will be some benefit to the services too...if I win...