Description: Barracks Patch – Australian Defence Force – Joint Operations Command.
Comments: Barracks Patch – Australian Defence Force – Joint Operations Command. Complete with velcro backing.
The Australian Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) is the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) operational level headquarters responsible for the command and control of ADF operations worldwide. It was formed from “Headquarters Australian Theatre” (HQAST) in 2004 to reflect the changing internal structure of the ADF and the need to establish a purpose built, co-located joint headquarters. Since December 2008, it has been based adjacent to the Kowen district of the Australian Capital Territory, just south of the Kings Highway, about 15 km east of Queanbeyan and 15 km south of Bungendore. The complex is known as the General John Baker Complex, named after a former Chief of Defence Force who was a strong advocate of joint command and control.