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Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre
Abbreviation DCDC
Formation 1998; 23 years ago (1998)
Type Think Tank
Location Shrivenham
Director Major General Gerald I. Mitchell
Website https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/development-concepts-and-doctrine-centre

The Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) is the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) think tank.

Structure[edit | edit source]

The DCDC is headed by a two-star officer, located at Shrivenham and is under the UK's Joint Forces Command but reports to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) who sets its priorities and outputs.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The DCDC (Originally called the Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre (JDCC)) was established as a result of the 1998 Strategic Defence Review. The UK recognised that it needed to have a clearer long-term vision of the way in which it expected it forces and their methods of operation to develop.[2]

Outputs[edit | edit source]

DCDC produces many publications relating to the future global environment. It also has a Doctrine Team responsible for writing and maintaining a range of joint operational level UK and NATO doctrine publications, and Strategy, Analysis and Research and Leegal Teams.[3]

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