CAAL Podcast Series Episode #6 (Part 2): Teaming and Leadership - LTCOL Clare O'Neill CSC

By The Centre for Australian Army Leadership November 9, 2021

Welcome to part 2 of CAAL podcast series with LTCOL Clare O’Neill, CSC.

In part 1, LTCOL O'Neill took us through the logic of the Chief of Army’s family of documents in order to discuss teaming and leadership, including the changing nature of teams in an environment of Accelerated Warfare. She challenged ghe widely held assertion that we are a peacetime Army when junior leaders should always be preparing for that moment where they get tapped on the shoulder to step up.

In this episode, LT Samuel Cox discusses the following points with LTCOL O'Neill:

  • The importance of being a staff officer
  • LTCOL O'Neill's two deployments to Afghanistan which were prior to women being allowed in combat
  • Grounded Curiosity - The Australian Army's first online professional military education site (which she founded)
  • Her upcoming role as the CO of 51 Far North Queensland Regiment



The Centre for Australian Army Leadership

Formed in 2019 and based in Canberra, the Centre for Australian Army Leadership (CAAL) is the ‘centre of excellence’ developing leadership, character and ethics initiatives within the Australian Army. CAAL is responsible for delivering the Australian Army Leadership Program (AALP) across all promotion courses. Visit the RMC-A DPN page and find the CAAL tab for a range of leadership articles and videos for your next professional military education session. 

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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