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The '''Chief of the Defence Staff''' (CDS) is the second-most senior member of the Queenslandian Armed Forces (after the commander-in-chief) having primary responsibility for command, control, and administration of the forces, as well as military strategy, plans, and requirements. The position is usually held by an [[w:Four-star general|Four-star general]] member of one of the three main branches of the Queenslandian Armed Forces. The current CDS, since 9 July 2020, is Field Marshal Sir Michael Nicholas Fulham, 1st Baron Fulham of Aylsham.
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The '''Chief of the Defence Forces''' ('''CDF''') is the second-most senior member of the [[Queenslandian Armed Forces]] (after the commander-in-chief) having primary responsibility for command, control, and administration of the forces, as well as military strategy, plans, and requirements. The position is usually held by an [[w:Four-star general|Four-star general]] member of one of the three main branches of the Queenslandian Armed Forces. The current CDS, since 9 July 2020, is Field Marshal Sir Michael Nicholas Fulham, 1st Baron Fulham of Aylsham.
  
The role of the CDS is to, under the advice of the Commander-in-Chief may conscript citizens. On his own authority, he may give orders on force-wide levels, for example, where to battle during a conflict.
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The role of the CDF is to, under the advice of the Commander-in-Chief may conscript citizens. On his own authority, he may give orders on force-wide levels, for example, where to battle during a conflict.
  
 
== Rank insignia ==
 
== Rank insignia ==
  
The rank insignia of the CDS is of an Admiral or its equivalents in the army, General, and the air force, Air Chief Marshal, depending on the branch of the Commander.
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The rank insignia of the CDF is of an Admiral or its equivalents in the army, General, and the air force, Air Chief Marshal, depending on the branch of the Commander.
  
 
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[[Category:Military of Queensland]]

Revision as of 09:58, 10 September 2021

Chief of the Defence Forces
Badge of the Chief of Defence Forces - Badge.svg
Badge of the Chief of Defence Forces
Chief Queenslandian Defence Forces - Flag.svg
Command flag of the CDS
Incumbent
Vice Admiral Sir Carl N. Olaf

since 22 February 2021
His Majesty's Queenslandian Armed Forces
TypeRole
AbbreviationCDS
PrecursorMinistry of Defence
Formation3 January 2015
First holderGeorge I of Queensland

The Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) is the second-most senior member of the Queenslandian Armed Forces (after the commander-in-chief) having primary responsibility for command, control, and administration of the forces, as well as military strategy, plans, and requirements. The position is usually held by an Four-star general member of one of the three main branches of the Queenslandian Armed Forces. The current CDS, since 9 July 2020, is Field Marshal Sir Michael Nicholas Fulham, 1st Baron Fulham of Aylsham.

The role of the CDF is to, under the advice of the Commander-in-Chief may conscript citizens. On his own authority, he may give orders on force-wide levels, for example, where to battle during a conflict.

Rank insignia

The rank insignia of the CDF is of an Admiral or its equivalents in the army, General, and the air force, Air Chief Marshal, depending on the branch of the Commander.

NATO Code OF-9
Royal Queensland Air Force Royal Queensland Air Force (MRQAF.Rank).png
Air Chief Marshal
Royal Queensland Army Royal Queensland Army (General Rank).png
General
Royal Queensland Navy Royal Queensland Navy (Admiral Rank).png
Admiral

Chiefs of the Defence Staff

Year Sovereign Year Commander
Chief of Defense Forces of the Queenslandian Armed Forces
3 January 2015 – 7 October 2017 King George III.png George I 3 January 2015 – 7 October 2017 King George III.png George I
7 October 2017 – 10 December 2017 Princess Charlotte Photo.png Victoria II 7 October 2017 – 10 December 2017 Princess Charlotte Photo.png Victoria II
10 December 2017 – 29 April 2020 King George III.png George III 10 December 2017 – 10 October 2018 ACM. Sir Michael A. George
10 October 2018 – 25 December 2018 Gen. Sir James N. Edward
25 December 2018 – 3 January 2020 Maj. Gen. Nutthawee Pitikawong
3 January 2020 – 15 February 2020 Gen. Sir Michael N. Fulham
15 February 2020 – 29 April 2020 Admiral Sir David K. George
29 April 2020 – 16 July 2020 Princess Charlotte Photo.png Charlotte IV 29 April 2020 – 16 July 2020 Admiral Sir Leonard C. Cardiff
16 July 2020 – 20 October 2020 King George III.png Albert V 16 July 2020 – 15 August 2020 Admiral Sir Leonard C. Cardiff
15 August 2020 – 20 October 2020 ACM. George V. David-Haggren
20 October 2020 – 2 November 2020 Prince Frederick New Photo.png Frederick VI 20 October 2020 – 16 October 2020 ACM. George V. David-Haggren
16 October 2020 – 2 November 2020 FM Sir Michael Nicholas Fulham
3 November 2020 – 10 December 2020 Princess Charlotte Photo.png Catherine VII 2 November 2020 – 10 December 2020 FM Sir Michael Nicholas Fulham
10 December 2020  – 10 February 2021 Princess Anna's New Photo.png Juliana VIII 10 December 2020  – 10 February 2021 FM Sir Michael Nicholas Fulham
10 February 2021  – present King George III.png Edward IX 10 February 2021  – 22 February 2021 FM Sir Michael Nicholas Fulham
22 February 2021  – present Vice Admiral Sir Carl N. Olaf