Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy)

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Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy)
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Navy Department (1966-1984)
Member ofBoard of Admiralty
Reports toVice Chief of Naval Staff (1966-1984)
NominatorFirst Sea Lord
Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral: John Adams
Formation1968-current

The Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) is a senior British Royal Navy appointment. The post holder was first established in April, 1966 until October, 1984 and again from January, 2012 to present.

History

The post was established in April 1966 following a renaming of office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff. The office holder was responsible for supervising the directors of a number of naval military staff directorates until October, 1984 when it was renamed back to Assistant Chief of Naval Staff. In January 2012 the post Assistant Chief of Naval Staff was re designated Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy).

Responsibilities

On behalf of the First Sea Lord and through the Admiralty and Navy Boards, ACNS (Pol) is responsible for the direction and development of strategic policy and strategy for the Royal Navy.[1]

Office Holders

References

  1. "Transparency data Navy Command senior, as of March 2014". www.gov.uk. Ministry of Defence, 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  2. "Navy Board". royalnavy.mod.uk. MOD, UK, 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. "Press Reader Article". Pressreader.com. Daily Telegraphy. Retrieved 9 March 2019.