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Vice Chief of the Defence Force Group

Cadet, Reserve & Employer Support Division

Cadet, Reserve and Employer Support Division

Cadet, Reserve and Employer Support Division (CRESD) is headed by a 2-star Reserve Officer Major General Iain Spence.

The mission of the Division is to enhance the capacity of Defence Reserves to support ADF capability and to provide robust governance and accountability frameworks for the ADF Cadet Scheme. CRESD also provides advice to the Chief of the Defence Force on Reserve and Cadet personnel and policy matters, and assists with the coordination of single-service Reserve and Cadet non-operational activities. CRESD works in collaboration with Service Headquarters, strategic Defence policy sponsors, the wider Australian community and international Defence forces.

Further information is available on the CRESD websites: