The number of senior Army officers could be axed under plans to streamline the military’s top brass.
Up to one third of the Army’s 500 colonels and 200 brigadiers and generals are set to be axed, The Times newspaper reports.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed an Army Command Review will be carried out as part of the Army 2020 reforms.
The plans by the Army’s head General Sir Nick Carter are set to be implemented from April.
“The Army Command Review is the next step in the development of Army 2020,” an Army spokeswoman said.
“It builds on the delegated model that Defence has implemented as a result of Lord Levene’s report on defence reforms.
“It will ensure that the Army’s command structure and its staff are best placed to meet future challenges in an agile, imaginative and effective manner.”
Reforms have already been confirmed for the number of regular soldiers to be slashed to 82,000 and the number of reservists to be boosted to 30,000.