Defence Forces General Staff
The Chief of Staff (COS)
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. The Chief of Staff is responsible for Strategic Planning and Public Relations in particular.
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Deputy and Assistant Chiefs of Staff (DCOS)
The remaining duties, which are executive in nature, are delegated to the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff. The both hold the rank of Major General.
Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (D COS Ops) is tasked with operational matters.
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Deputy Chief of Staff Support (D COS Sp) is tasked with military support matters.
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Assistant Chief of Staff Support (ACOS Sp) is tasked with military support matters.
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