Joint Defence Headquarters

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The Joint Defence Headquarters or JDHQ is the senior military body entrusted with matters concerning the command, control and administration of the Guelphian Defence Force, of which it has command. The JDHQ is headed by the Chiefs of Staff Council (CoSC), which is chaired by the Chief of the Defence Force Staff. The JDHQ is located at Gatehouse Square in the Kingsbury city centre.

Chiefs of Staff Council

The Chiefs of Staff Council or CoSC is a grouping comprising the chiefs of each service of the GDF (Chief of the Naval Staff, Chief of the Army Staff and Chief of the Air Force Staff), and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence. The CoSC advises the Chief of the Defence Force Staff, who in turn reports to the Minister of Defence and the Cabinet. In peacetime, the CoSC usually convenes on a weekly basis.

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