Chapter 2 of 4: LWD 1 The Fundamentals of Land Power

By Kelly Dunne May 16, 2019

Welcome to the first Cove Audio Book in the Doctrine Series, featuring LWD 1: The Fundamentals of Land Power (2017). Click on the file below to access chapter 2 of 4: The Australian Army. This chapter covers:

  • The Australian Army's concept of land power
  • Australian Army culture
  • Army strategic tasks

LWD 1 provides the Australian Army with the philosophical guidance for succeeding in our mission, and represents the Army's strategic thinking about land power.  The Australian Army's land forces must have a strategic and expeditionary mindset.  They need to be strategically relevant, tactically agile, protected, networked, trained and educated to manoeuvre in the contemporary and future environment.

A solid grounding in the Army's philosophical doctrine is essential to success for land forces. Previously, many of the doctrine publications consisted of weighty texts that were designed more as reference tools rather than a resource that is meant to be read cover to cover like a novel.  By bringing LWD 1 to you in audio book form, it is hoped that the Army audience will prioritise absorbing its content and start thinking about the profession of arms.

Stuck in traffic on the drive to work? Have a 20 minute mid-week gym session planned? Rather than blasting tunes through your headphones, why not listen to this podcast instead and achieve some multi-tasking PME?




Kelly Dunne

Kelly Dunne is a Lieutenant Colonel working in the Directorate of Army Health as part of Army Headquarters. She is passionate about mentoring junior leaders, the delivery of combat healthcare to Army, and ab-initio training.

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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