Joint Capabilities Chief elevated to Three-Star

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17 December 2018

The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Warren McDonald, Chief of Joint Capabilities, has been promoted to the rank of Air Marshal.

 Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said he was proud of the contribution Air Marshal McDonald and Joint Capabilities Group (JCG) had made to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

 “Air Marshal McDonald joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at the age of 15 as an apprentice motor fitter,” Minister Pyne said.

 “He has held a number of key positions including Commander Air Mobility Group and Deputy Chief of Air Force.

 “Established in July 2017, Joint Capabilities Group plays a vital role in managing a number of functions that support the ADF’s joint capability requirements, including education and training, health, logistics and military police.”

 Minister Pyne said the upgrade of the Chief of Joint Capabilities to a three-star position was a reflection of the importance the position held in Defence.

 “JCG works closely with industry and academia to ensure Defence provides the very best support to joint ADF activities,” Minister Pyne said.

 “The Chief of Joint Capabilities is also the capability manager for the fifth domain of war─ information warfare.

 “Air Marshal McDonald will continue at the helm of this innovative and rapidly developing Group.”

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