War Room

#ICYMI - The Battle of Marawi: Small Team Lessons Learned For the Close Fight

In May 2017, Islamist insurgents swarmed through the city of Marawi, taking the population of 200


#ICYMI - Professional Development for Junior Combat Leaders

In this article, COL Dave McCammon suggests that rather than waiting to learn through your own experience, you can grow through reading and learning from other's experiences. He shares a number of resources that were influential in his own development and recommends them to all junior combat leaders.


Smart Soldier - Australian National Flag Basics

Do you know the correct flag procedures? This article from Smart Soldier will ensure you get it right.


#ICYMI - Making a “Gut Call” is Okay

In this article Darren Murch explores the 'Gut Call'.

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Reflective Journal


Record your reflections in a structured way to improve your performance.



1000 Miles to Light

1000 Miles to Light seeks to provide an opportunity to reconnect and to inspire through endurance running.


CAAL Podcast Series Episode #5: Critical Thinking and Contributory Dissent - Brigadier Rupert Hoskin AM

A willingness to see alternate perspectives, good communication and emotional intellengence are key to enhancing critical thinking and contributory dissent. How are you, as leader and follower, setting the conditions for this to occur?

Unit PME

JNCO QME: Edition 3 - Ethical Decision Making

Another collective PME activity where we've prepared the activity for you. Watch the movie clip and discuss your thoughts on Australians going over the parapet at Gallipoli. A must-have discussion with your team!


CAAL Podcast Series Episode #9: Vidcast of Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield- COL Say, LTCOL Jardine and MAJ Meany

COL Say, MAJ Meany and CAPT Williams recount their time in Afghanistan, in particular their time constructing Combat Outpost Marshall and the IED strike.


Unit PME

Make Reflection your New Year’s Resolution

Who doesn’t want to be a better version of themselves?! Reflection is an important part of making improvements to self-awareness, learning and memory.

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Unit PME

So you're on rear details!

MOOC recommendations that are credible, structured and engaging so you make the most of being on rear details.

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Unit PME

Introduction to Wargaming

Andrew Somerville from the Royal Military College provides a presentation to introduce wargaming as a valuable learning tool.

Command Post

Australia’s defence and national security: how Defence is enhancing Australia’s cyber resilience

In this article from our friends and partners at the Royal United Services Institute NSW, MAJGEN Coyle provides us some information on how Defence is enhancing Australia’s cyber resilience.


Smart Soldier - Q&A with Regimental Sergeant Major - Army

Some very good advice from our most senior soldier.


Smart Soldier - Leadership for the Profession of Arms - An Unlimited Liability

The unlimited liability contract is a concept that is not readily shared amongst members of the Australian Army. This article will draw on considerations for why this has occurred in Army.