Robert Gibson is a long-term contributor to The Cove, writing on a range of topics and sparking conversation amongst Australian Army members. Rob is most passionate about human resources, organisational culture, leadership and change management theory. His writing aims to evoke a response in its readers to stimulate discussion and encourage divergent thinking.

Rob has been posted to a wide variety of units including 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Service Support Battalion, 9th Force Support Battalion, Headquarters Joint Operations Command, and the Army School of Logistics Operations as an Instructor. Rob commanded 3rd Field Supply Company throughout 2020-2021. In 2016, he was deployed to the Middle East as the Operations Officer of Force Support Element Five on OPERATION ACCORDION. He then deployed in 2020 as the Officer Commanding Joint Task Unit 629.2.2 on OPERATION COVID-19 ASSIST, supporting hotel quarantine operations in Victoria. He now works full time in fast moving consumer goods whilst continuing to contribute as a SERCAT 3 member.

LTCOL Luciani presenting MAJ Gibson with his award.

LTCOL Marcus Luciani presenting MAJ Robert Gibson with his Frequent Contributor award


Preparing our Stockholding to be Ready in a Post COVID-19 World

Managing our People through the Capability Life Cycle

A Roadmap to the Extinction of the Bystander

Knowing Yourself and Others as a Leader: Commanding in the Digital World

Leadership vs Likership

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Primer

The Challenge of Commanding a Joint Element

Logistic Lessons in the Russia-Ukraine War

Reflection on Leaving the Full Time Army

Total Workforce System Explainer

Mini-Me Effect – A Reminder on Bias before PAR Season

Anzac Day – A Reflection

How to Create Professional Military Education (PME)

Can Secondments Build ADF Capability?

Why You Should Contribute to The Cove Discussion

Managing Multilateral Risk in a Complex Environment – A Balancing Act or Tug of War?

The Automation Race – Making Logistics ‘Just Happen’

The Future Ready Army Supply Chain – The Army in Hibernation

The Future Ready Total Workforce Army – Growing Army from the Inside Out

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs – Feeding the Need

Status and its Role in Recruitment and Retention in the Military

Book Review: No Time for Spectators