Vice Chief of the Defence Force



Air Marshal Mark Binskin ACThe Vice Chief of the Defence Force (VCDF) Air Marshal Mark Binskin AC is the military deputy to the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) and acts as the CDF in his absence under standing acting arrangements.

The VCDF role is to focus on Defence business at the strategic level, specifically on supporting the Government and CDF. The VCDF performs a number of key functions, including: developing policy guidance on future commitments to enable CDF to manage the operating tempo of the ADF, including liaison with other Government agencies, Allies and coalition partners at the strategic level; managing joint logistics; managing joint health, managing joint capabilities and providing input to joint capability development.

The VCDF Group consists of Military Strategic Commitments Division; Joint Logistics Command; Joint Health Command; Australian Defence College; Joint Capability Coordination Division; Cadet, Reserve and Employer Support Division; and the Australian Civil-Military Centre.

Legislation relevant to Defence and the VCDF Executive is available in the Defence Act 1903.

VCDF Group
» Organisation Chart
VCDF Group Fact Sheet

Commands and Divisions

» Military Strategic Commitments Division
» Joint Logistics Command

» Joint Health Command
» Australian Defence College
» Joint Capability Coordination Division
» Cadet, Reserve and Employer Support Division
» Australian Civil-Military Centre
» United States Force Posture Review Implementation Team

Projects and Initiatives
» Faith Under Fire
» Project Suakin
» Global Change Seminars
» National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

What's New

VCDF visits Australian troops in the Middle East //