Chief of Joint Operations (Australia)
|Chief of Joint Operations (CJOPS)|
Vice Admiral /|
Lieutenant General /
|Term length||Three years (renewable)|
Lieutenant General |
The Chief of Joint Operations (CJOPS) is a three-star role within the Australian Defence Force (ADF), responsible for commanding operations. Until 2007, the Vice Chief of the Defence Force (VCDF) was double hatted, additionally exercising the responsibilities of CJOPS. However, in September 2007 the Minister of Defence, Brendan Nelson announced the formation of a separate CJOPS position based at the Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) facility at Bungendore, New South Wales.
Joint Operations Command consists of Headquarters Joint Operations Command and Border Protection Command. The Direct Command Units consist of Military Strategic Commitments Division (incorporating the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program); Reserve Policy Division; and the Command and Control Implementation Team. Chief of Joint Operations is a joint position, and in theory the incumbent can be appointed from any of the ADF components.
|Rank||Name||Postnominals||Image||Term began||Term ended|| Time in|
|Lieutenant General||Hurley, DavidDavid Hurley||AO, DSC||September 2007||July 2008||304 days|
|Lieutenant General||Evans, MarkMark Evans||AO, DSC||July 2008||May 2011||2 years, 304 days|
|Lieutenant General||Power, AshAsh Power||AO, CSC||May 2011||May 2014||3 years, 0 days|
|Vice Admiral||Johnston, DavidDavid Johnston||AM, RAN||May 2014||Incumbent||2 years, 222 days|
Deputy Chief of Joint Operations (DCJOPS)
|Rank||Name||Postnominals||Term began||Term ended||Term in appointment||Notes|
|Air Marshal||Evans, GregGreg Evans||DSC, AM||2008||2009||1 year|
|Major General||Power, AshAsh Power||AM, CSC|
|Rear Admiral||Griggs, RayRay Griggs||AM, CSC||May 2010||June 2011||1 years and 1 month|
|Rear Admiral||Gilmore, SteveSteve Gilmore||AM, CSC||December 2011||November 2013||1 year and 11 months|
|Major General||Caughey, ShaneShane Caughey||AM, CSC||November 2013||November 2015||2 years|
|Major General||Smith, StuartStuart Smith||AO, DSC||November 2015||Incumbent|
- Minister of Defence Press Release MIN99/07 19 September 2007 Archived 30 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- "New Chief of Joint Operations announced". Defence News. Department of Defence. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- "Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore, AM, CSC, RAN" (PDF). Embassy of Australia, Washington DC. Australian Government. Retrieved 21 January 2016.