Air Force Headquarters

Air Force Headquarters (AFHQ) provides strategic leadership to the Air Force and provides policy guidance for Air Force activities to the rest of Defence and Government.

Through AFHQ, the Chief of Air Force oversees Air Force activities that raise, train and sustain assigned Air Force capabilities.

The Deputy Chief of Air Force acts as the manager of the headquarters and provides strategic leadership of Air Force Headquarters in the following domains:

  • Air Power concepts and doctrine
  • Enterprise Design Strategy
  • Preparedness
  • Policy
  • AFHQ Resource and Business Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Reputation, brand management and heritage preservation
  • Holistic workforce and Cadet management
  • Personnel wellbeing mechanisms and organisational culture.

The Head of Air Force Capability acts as the Air Force Capability Manager representative during modernisation and sustainment activities and provides strategic leadership of Air Force Headquarters in the following domains:

  • air and space enabling capability concepts
  • force structure requirements for Air Force
  • IIP management and affordable development of new capability systems
  • transition of new capabilities
  • joint logistics systems planning
  • capability workforce planning.

Key focus areas include:

  • resources
  • personnel
  • force placement;
  • infrastructure; and
  • future force considerations.