The command of the Force rests with the Chief of Defence Staff who is appointed by The Governor-General and is ultimately of the rank of Major General or Rear Admiral.

Past Chiefs of Staff
Brigadier P.E.Crook CBE DSO1962-65


Brigadier D.H.Smith CVO OBE ED JP 1965-73
Brigadier D.F.Robinson OBE ED JP 1973
Major General R.G.Green CD JP 1973-79
Major General R.J.Neish CD AFC JP 1979-90
Rear Admiral P.L.Brady CD CVO MMM JP 1990 - 1998
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Major General J I Simmonds CD, CVO 1998-2002
Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, CD, ADC, MBA, JP, psc (n) 2002-2007

Past Chiefs of Defence Staff
Major General Stewart Emerson St Leonard Saunders, CD, ADC, JP, MSc, psc 2007 - 2010
Major General Antony Bertram Anderson, OD, JP, MDA, BEng (Hons), psc 2010 - 2016


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