Defence establishes a COVID-19 Task Force

Defence has established a COVID-19 taskforce led by Lieutenant General John Frewen.

FILE PHOTO (2017): Commander Joint Task Force 633, then Major General John Frewen, addresses Iraqi soldiers at Taji Military Complex. Photo by Able Seaman Chris Beerens.

Lieutenant General Frewen is working offline from his role as Principal Deputy Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate for the duration of his appointment to the taskforce.

“This taskforce has been established to ensure departmental resilience and ensure that we are well prepared to continue business in light of COVID-19,” a Defence spokesman said.

“The taskforce will also be coordinating Defence’s contributions to support whole-of-government action to address the impacts of COVID-19.”

Defence’s taskforce includes representatives from the Australian Public Service as well as the ADF.

 

Lieutenant General Frewen is a three-star general, which is significant in that most other task forces have been led by two-stars.

 

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