Supporting and Sustaining ADF Operations in the Middle East Region 


About 500 ADF personnel are deployed on Operation Accordion, which comprises Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, a Theatre Communications Group, a Force Support Element, an Expeditionary Airbase Operations Unit, an Air Mobility Task Group, a Joint Movements Coordination Centre and the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service. 

Operation Accordion sustains and supports Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations in the Middle East region (MER), enabling contingency operations and enhancing regional relationships. 

The MER remains strategically important to Australia’s economic and trade interests and it is in Australia’s national interest to contribute to a secure and stable MER. 

Rear Admiral Jaimie Hatcher, AM, RAN, is the current Commander Joint Task Force 633 and exercises National Command of ADF personnel supporting Operations ACCORDION, HIGHROAD, MANITOU AND OKRA.

Australian Department of Defence