Joint Forces Command

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Not to be confused with the two NATO Joint Force Commands, at Brunssum (in the Netherlands), and Naples or the United States Joint Forces Command, disestablished in 2011.
Joint Forces Command
Joint Forces Command badge.jpg
Active 2012 -
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Navy
 British Army
 Royal Air Force
Type Command
Garrison/HQ Eastbury, Hertfordshire
General Sir Richard Barrons

The United Kingdom Joint Forces Command (JFC) manages allocated joint capabilities from the three armed services. Its second Commander is General Sir Richard Barrons, who took up his new position in April 2013 in succession to Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach. Barrons reports directly to the Chief of the Defence Staff.[1] The Command achieved Initial Operating Capability on 2 April 2012, having been set up following the Levene Report into Defence Reform published in June 2011.[2] It reached Full Operating Capability in April 2013.[3]


JFC's Northwood HQ staff is just 150 personnel.[1] On 2 April 2012, the following organisations transferred to the Joint Forces Command, giving JFC a total of some 30,000 military and civil personnel:


  1. ^ a b MOD - Joint Forces Command retrieved 05 Apr 2012 Archived April 26, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Defence Reform Part 9
  3. ^ MOD news - Establishment of JFC retrieved 05 Apr 2012

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