Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
| Defence Academy of the United Kingdom |
|Motto||Intellectual Excellence in Defence|
|Headquarters||Shrivenham, Wiltshire, England|
|Sponsor of||European Atlantic Group|
|Provides higher education for personnel in the British Armed Forces, Civil Service, other UK Government Departments and personnel from other nations.|
Not to be confused with Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
The Defence Academy is headquartered at Shrivenham, Wiltshire and delivers education and training in a number of sites. The majority of training is postgraduate with many courses being accredited for the award of civilian qualifications.
The formation of the Defence Academy consolidated education and training delivered by a number of different establishments into a single organisational and budgetary structure, intended to improve efficiency, reduce duplication of effort and align delivery to defence requirements. The Defence Academy is also responsible for the maintenance of relationships with the UK academic establishment and with military and naval service educational institutions worldwide.
Non technical research is carried out for the development of doctrine and analysis of the international security environment.
Delivery units and locations
Training is delivered by:
- Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) – formerly Imperial Defence College (IDC), Seaford House, Belgravia, London
- Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC), Watchfield, Oxfordshire
- Defence College of Management and Technology (DCMT), Shrivenham, Wiltshire
- Defence School of Finance and Management (DSFM),(Financial management training)
- Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre (AFCC), Amport House, Amport, Hampshire
- Cranfield Univeristy, Academic provider to the Defence College of Management and Technology 
- Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme
- Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Research is carried out by:
The Director of the Defence Academy is a 3 star rank (Vice Admiral, Lieutenant-General, Air Marshal) which can be filled by any of the three Armed Services. Academic provision is delivered through partnering agreements with Cranfield University and King's College London. Facilities management is provided through a Public Private Partnership arrangement with Serco Defence and Aerospace.
Defence Academy Advisory Board Membership
Ministry of Defence
- Professor Sir Andrew Likierman London Business School (LBS) and the Government’s Chief Accountancy Adviser to HM Treasury
- Professor Sir Adam Roberts Montague Burton Professor for International Relations and Fellow, Oxford University/Balliol College
- Sir Paul Lever KCMG Chairman of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
- Sir David Davies Chairman of the Hazard Forum, former President Royal Academy of Engineering, and former CSA (MOD)
- Sir John Parker Chairman National Grid Transco and former NED of Defence Logistics Organisation
- Sir Peter Gershon Non-executive Chairman of General Healthcare Group Ltd., Premier Farnell plc. and Symbian Ltd., and non-executive directorship of HM Treasury.
- Dr Louise Bennett Strategic and corporate governance. Public and private sector consultancy in exploitation of new technology, risk management including fraud prevention, crowd safety and the ethical dimensions of governance.
- Professor Jonathan Gosling Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Richard Beaumont||29 December 1912||23 January 2009||UK||Diplomat||British diplomat and Arabist who spent most his diplomatic career serving in the Arab world.|
|Bruce Ferguson||4 July 1949||Spook||New Zealand spook and Chief of the Defence Force|
|Augustus Jaspert||UK||Diplomat||British diplomat and Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister 2012-2014|
|Jerry Mateparae||14 November 1954|
|Ian McDonald||29 March 1936||28 March 2019||Civil servant||Ian McDonald famously told the Scott Inquiry: “Truth is a very difficult concept”|
|Julian Oswald||11 August 1933||19 July 2011||UK||Mariner||First Sea Lord and Chief of UK Naval Staff in the early 1990s.|
|Lionel Payne||2 October 1894||11 February 1965||Spook||A director general of MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service)|
|Walter Walker||11 November 1912||12 August 2001||UK||Soldier|
|Alan Wrigley||19 July 1931||Australia||ASIO Director-General of Security|
- Cranfield Defence and Security, Cranfield University Website, accessed 09/02/10
- Lieutenant General Andrew Graham takes over from Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom website, accessed 4 Feb 2010
- Defence Academy Advisory Board Role Membership & Biographies, accessed 20 June 2008