PME Resources

Considerations for a Brigade Professional Military Education Program

By Mark Gilchrist February 13, 2019

A Professional Military Education (PME) program should be designed to develop professional mastery. It should not be solely focused on solving the immediate problem, instead it should prepare military professionals to grapple with the challenges they will face in the future. In 'Considerations for a Brigade Professional Military Education Program' Mark provides:

  • a list of potential challenges to creating a PME program,
  • ideas for PME themes,
  • some tools to deliver PME,
  • resource to assist in developing your PME program, and
  • potential design principles.

As the designer and executor of a PME program you should aim to 'provide PME opportunities that members of the Brigade would kick themselves if they miss'.



Mark Gilchrist

Mark Gilchrist is an Australian Army officer who has been fortunate to serve in a range of staff and command appointments. He has a passion for learning and you can find him @Gilchrist_MA.


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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