Joint Capabilities Group opens for business

The appointment of Chief of Joint Capabilities, Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Warren McDonald for the formation of the Joint Capabilities Group.
Chief of Joint Capabilities Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald. (Defence)

The newly formed Joint Capabilities Group has opened for business under the command of the inaugural Chief of Joint Capabilities Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald, formerly Deputy Chief of Air Force.

Responsible for managing the raise-train-sustain functions of the Australian Defence Force’s critical joint capabilities and military enablers, the group has assumed responsibility for Joint Health Command, Joint Logistics Command, the Australian Defence College and the new Information Warfare Division, Defence stated.

“The Joint Capabilities Group is one of the key outcomes arising from the 2015 First Principles Review, which recommended changes to the existing Defence headquarters to support a more integrated approach to complement the services’ responsibilities,” Defence stated.