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Last Updated: 29 Nov 2017

The DSMA-Notice Secretary

Geoffrey Dodds took over as Secretary of the Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee in November 2016.

Prior to that he spent 36 years in the British Army as a Sapper Officer serving operationally in command appointments in the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. He has also served in United Nations Headquarters as a military planner, in various NATO posts and in military diplomatic appointments worldwide.


The DSMA-Notice Secretary (or the Deputy Secretaries) can be contacted in the following ways:  


Floor 4 Spine 4 Room 113, Ministry of Defence
Main Building, Whitehall, LONDON, SW1A 2HB


020 7218 2206


The office is normally open Mondays to Fridays from 0900 to 1700. The telephone is fitted with an Ansaphone which, out of office hours, gives information on how the Secretary can be contacted.

The Secretary will normally be available OUT OF OFFICE HOURS at:

Mobile: 07540 163698

Deputy Secretaries

First Deputy Secretary - Air Commodore David Adams:

Telephone: (office hours) 020 7218 2206

Telephone: (out of hours) 07796 694677 

Second Deputy Secretary - Group Captain John Alexander

Telephone: (office hours) 020 7218 2206

Telephone: (out of hours) 07547517051

MOD Press Office

In the event of any difficulty the Ministry of Defence Press Office will try to establish the whereabouts of the Secretary:

Telephone: (24 hours) 020 7218 7907