8 Chief of Defence Force

(1)

The Governor-General in Council may from time to time appoint an officer of the Armed Forces to be the Chief of Defence Force.

(2)

The Chief of Defence Force shall hold such rank as the Governor-General in Council may determine.

(3)

The Chief of Defence Force shall—

(a)

command the Navy through the Chief of Navy, the Army through the Chief of Army, and the Air Force through the Chief of Air Force: and

(b)

command any joint force either directly through the joint force commander or through the Chief of any Service.

Section 8(3)(a): substituted, on 17 May 2005, by section 3 of the Defence Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 49).

Section 8(3)(b): amended, on 20 September 2007, by section 4 of the Defence Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 51).