Which service will have the most qualified, experienced female, to be the first CDS?
I've been to a Dining In Night where she was the Guest Speaker. Whilst she's never going to grace the front cover of Vogue*, she came across as hugely intelligent, quite witty, and with a real heart for the blokes & girls. That said, I remember thinking that she had that 'thinly preserved razor edge' about her leading me to conclude that "I wouldn't want to cross you in a professional matter".
* - I hasten to add that my days of modelling for Men's Health have long since gone..........
Woman have been in frontline roles in the Royal Airforce since the 90’s, A fair few have DFC and AFC.Will CDS continue to come solely from the warfighter lines? Has there ever been an engineer or logistics CDS/VCDS?
That will limit when the first woman gets to become VCDS/CDS.