Who We Are

We inspire ordinary people to exceptional achievements

We are forward-looking and ready for the challenges of the future, both at home and overseas.

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The Army is distinct from the RAF and Royal Navy in that our tasks are always delivered directly by soldiers through human interaction. They are our greatest asset. We are an inspirational employer who embraces diversity, inclusivity and contributes to society in everything we do. We are leaders in leadership with skills for life and the opportunity for all.

We have to make life-critical decisions and take purposeful action in sometimes hostile, confusing and unclear situations that occasionally test us to the limit of human endurance. Our training, development and preparation is personally rewarding but also ensures we are united by common values and strong bonds and will do the right thing, even under the most difficult circumstances.

Our People


Our Structure, ranks and higher command

The Chief of the General Staff (CGS) is the head of the British Army.  CGS commands an Army Staff which works out of the Army Headquarters in Andover and exercises command of the Army through two subordinate commands: The Field Army and Home Command.


The rank system forms the backbone of the British Army's structure and it defines a soldier or officer's role and degree of responsibility.


the army cadets

Find out more about the Army cadets

visit the army cadets site

Thinking of Joining?

Find out more about the what its like to Join the Army.

Visit the Army careers site