Joint Forces Command - formal launch 2 April
A report on the MOD website states that the new Joint Forces Command (JFC) achieved Initial Operating Capability on 2 April 2012.
It notes that “The launch of the Joint Forces Command is a major milestone in the MOD's Transforming Defence programme - the most significant programme of Defence reform for a generation.”
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach is at the head of JFC which comprises around 30,000 military and civilian personnel which includes forces deployed on operations under command of the Chief of Joint Operations. The JFC HQ is at Northwood and has an initial staffing or around 150 civilian and military staff.
The following organisations have transferred to the Joint Forces Command:
• The Permanent Joint Headquarters (known as PJHQ)
Full details available at http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/DefencePolicyAndBusiness/NewJointForcesCommandEstablished.htm
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