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Joint Capabilities Group

Joint Capabilities Group (JCG) was formed in July 2017 as a result of the formation of the Australian Defence Force Headquarters.

JCG is headed by the Chief of Joint Capabilities (CJC), who is responsible to the Chief of Defence Force for the provision of Joint Health, Logistics, Education and Training, Information Warfare and Joint Military Police. CJC will also manage agreed Joint projects, and their sustainment, to support joint capability requirements.

JCG consists of the Australian Defence College, Information Warfare Division, Joint Military Police Unit, Joint Health Command and Joint Logistics Command.

Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald

Air Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC

The Chief of Joint Capabilities (CJC) is Air Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC.

Air Marshal Warren McDonald was born in Hay, NSW and joined the Royal Australian Air Force at the age of 15 as an apprentice motor transport fitter. In 1989, he was commissioned and underwent pilot training. He has 5000 hours on the Orion.

He has had the privilege of undertaking numerous commands within Number 92 Wing, and on deployment and as the Commander of Air Mobility Group.

In July 2015 he was promoted to Air Marshal and was privileged to serve as the Deputy Chief of Air Force. On 01 July 2017 Air Marshal McDonald was appointed as the Chief of Joint Capabilities within the Australian Defence Force Headquarters.

He is married to his very understanding wife, Sarah and they have two children.

Commands and Divisions


The Australian Defence College (ADC) was established to meet the strategic needs of the ADF for joint professional military education and individual joint warfare training.


Headed by the Deputy Chief Information Warfare, the Information Warfare Division (IWD) consists of four branches – Information Warfare Capability, C4 and Battle Management Capability, Capability Support Directorate and the Joint Cyber Unit.


Joint Health Command (JHC) provides health care to ADF members and ensures the health preparedness of ADF personnel for operations, and, deployable elements of JHC for deployment in support of operations.


The Joint Logistics Command (JLC) mission is to lead the coordinated delivery of effective and efficient logistics to enable Defence to train, fight and win. CJLOG commands the ADF's logistics information systems, the logistics network of warehouses, maintenance, distribution facilities, and is the Head of the fuel supply chain.


Gender Advisor to CDF manages the implementation of Defence responsibilities in the Australian National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security.


The Joint Military Police Unit is a tri-service unit providing an intelligence-informed, responsive, mission orientated and preventative policing capability to support ADF Commanders at all levels.