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About The General Staff

The Chief of Staff holds the rank of Vice Admiral and is assigned authority and responsibility by the Minister of Defence in respect of all staff duties connected with the executive management of the Defence Forces.

Chief of Staffs Division

The Chief of Staffs Division has offices located at Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The Chief of Staff's division includes the following Branches and Offices:

  • Office of the Chief of Staff
  • Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff
  • Strategic Planning Branch
  • Public Relations Branch
  • The Military Judge

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Operations Division

The Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Branch has offices located at Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare and McKee Barracks Dublin 7. The Division includes the following Branches:

  • Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (DCOS Ops)
  • J2 Intelligence Branch
  • J3 & J5 Planning & Operations Branch
  • Combat Support Branch
  • J6 CIS Branch
  • J7 Training Branch

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Support Division

The Support has offices located on located at Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare and McKee Barracks Dublin 7. The Division includes the following Branches and Offices:

  • Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Support (DCOS Sp)
  • J1 HRM branch
  • J4 Logistics
  • CAOGA
  • Conciliation & Arbitration (Mil)
  • Transport Branch
  • Legal Services Branch
  • Engineers Branch
  • Ordnance Branch
  • Medical Branch
  • Military Police Branch
  • Military Chaplaincy Service

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