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Meet The Chiefs - Chief of Joint Capabilities

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Air Marshal Warren McDonald, AO, CSC

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

Air Marshal McDonald was promoted to Air Vice Marshal in July 2015, and served as the Deputy Chief of Air Force until 01 July 2017 when he was appointed as the Chief of Joint Capabilities within the Australian Defence Force Headquarters. He was promoted to Air Marshal in December 2018.

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

JCG consists of the Australian Defence College, Information Warfare Division Joint Military Police Unit, Joint Health Command, Joint Logistics Command, Women, Peace & Security, Reserve & Youth Division, the Australia Civil Military Centre and ADF Sport.

Air Marshal McDonald will be supported by Rear Admiral Ian Murray, RAN, Commander Joint Logistics;
Major General Marcus Thompson, AM, Head Information Warfare;
Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey, Commander Joint Health; and
Major General Mick Ryan, AM, Commander Australian Defence College



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Thursday, 24 September 2020

National Press Club of Australia