Dear Ministry of Defence,

I note the Commandant of RCDS is Rear Admiral John Kingwell in succession to Sir Simon Gass  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-kingwel...) .

However, the Commandant by default is a 3-star officer or civil  servant. (https://www.da.mod.uk/colleges-and-schoo...)

1) Is Rear Admiral Kingwell paid as a 3-star officer but retaining  Rear Admiral rank?

2) Or is his appointment interim/temporary?

3) Or has Rear Admiral Kingwell retired and appointed SCS3?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jie Sheng Li

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Joint Force Development Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Li,

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2019/11397 and the
target date for response is 31 Oct 19.

Yours sincerely

Joint Force Development Secretariat

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Joint Force Development Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Li,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

Joint Force Development Secretariat