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Major General James Swift appointed as the next Chief of Defence People

Since December 2018 Major General Swift has been General Officer Commanding of the British Army’s high-readiness warfighting division, the 3rd Division. He has previous experience as the Assistant Chief of the General Staff (ACGS) leading on corporate strategy. Prior to this he was the Ministry of Defence’s Head of Capability Strategy, for the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

As CDP, he will sit on the Ministry of Defence’s Executive Committee and set the strategy for developing a capable and motivated military and civilian workforce. Major General Swift will be responsible for all people in Defence, covering 200,000 servicemen and women, 60,000 civil servants. He will be developing a military offer that increases the recruitment and retention of service personnel and overseeing the transition from military to civilian life for service leavers.

We congratulate Major General Swift on his appointment and we look forward to working constructively together in the interests of all Armed Forces Pension Scheme members.

Source: Ministry of Defence

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