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College Organisation

The Commandant of the College is normally a 3-star military officer or civilian equivalent, currently Sir Tom Phillips KCMG. The Senior Directing Staff (SDS) are senior serving and retired officers and officials drawn from the UK Armed Forces, Civil Service, and Diplomatic Service. They provide mentoring and academic supervision to RCDS Course Members with the assistance of professors from King’s College London.  They also develop the content of the RCDS Course and lead specific elements. Supporting the Commandant and SDS, under the Chief of Staff are a team of support staff who manage the daily programme, coordinate visits, oversee the recruitment of new Members and the alumni, provide IT support, information management and library services, and maintenance of the estate. 

Seaford House, London

Seaford House, London