Lieutenant General Nick Carter who helped to draw up the plans spoke about the loss of morale from the cuts.
He said: "The reality of the design we've come forward with means that we will be able to do the sorts of things that our allies expect of us. There's going to be no change, in a sense, in what the Secretary of State has called 'productivity'."
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced plans that will see the Army lose 17 units in cuts
By 2020, troop numbers are to fall by a fifth to 82,000, which will result in the axing of some of Britain's most historic battalions.