Headquarters Joint Task Force 639 (HQJTF639)
HQJTF639 coordinates Operation RESOLUTE, which is the Australian Defence Force contribution to the whole of government approach to protect Australia’s borders and offshore maritime interests.
Commander Border Protection Command is also Commander Joint Task Force 639. The task force has operational control of the Armidale Class Patrol Boats, AP-3C aircraft and land elements assigned to border protection duties.
The Deputy Commander JTF639, based in HQJTF639 in Darwin, is responsible for routine day to day operations, command and control of JTF639 on behalf of Commander Border Protection Command. This includes synchronising Operation RESOLUTE assets with Customs and Border Protection assets to meet Border Protection Command’s operational requirements. As such HQJTF639 issues tactical level operational, administrative orders and instructions as required.