Background

Major General Chris Field DSC, AM, CSC, is an Australian Army officer who has commanded at all levels from platoon to the Australian Army Forces Command. His deployments include Afghanistan, East Timor, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Syria and Queensland State recovery. He is a US Marine Corps Command and Staff College distinguished graduate, a Centre for Defence & Strategic Studies fellow, and a graduate of the US Army Land Component Commander Course, Australian Commander Joint Task Force Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors, US Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting, Royal Military College Duntroon, and Australian Defence Force Academy.

You can follow MAJGEN Field on Twitter at @ChrisFieldAUS.

MAJGEN Chris Field receiving a Cove Trophy

MAJGEN Field receiving his Cove Frequent Contributor coin

Publications

Reflections on Key Appointments – Relationships between Commanders, Operations Officers & Mission Command

The Principles of War – A Review

On Operations: Operational Art and Military Disciplines – A Review

Modern Strategy by Colin S. Gray – A Review

The Name of War, Jill Lepore - A Review

Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations: Six Ideas from August 2021

'How Ike Led' and ADF Leadership Principles

52 Weeks of Ideas

52 Weeks of Ideas Part 2: Resilience, War and Strategy

52 Weeks of Ideas Part 1: By the Numbers, Leadership

Book Review | Slow: Live. Life. Simply | By Brooke McAlary

Book Review | The Journey of You - Be the Hero of Your Own Adventure

Book Review | Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life | Martin Seligman

Seven Ideas for Leadership Beyond COVID-19

Book Review | Range : How Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World

Book Review | Perception and Misperception in International Politics: New Edition

Book Review | The Elite: Think Like An Athlete Succeed Like a Champion – 10 Things the Elite Do Differently

Connecting Good Soldiering and Mission Command

Book Review | American Nations: History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

On Personal and Professional Potential

Review Essay: Observations On Books From Commander US Central Command’s 2018 Reading List – Part 2

Review Essay: Observations on Books from Commander US Central Command’s 2018 Reading List – Part 1

Review essay: Athena Rising / Raising Boys

Gaining and maintaining mutual trust and shared understanding: 7-daily actions in our workplaces

Five Ideas: On Planning

Wellness of our Leaders

Reviewing 'The Direction of War & Strategy: Context and Adaptation'

Two Reasons Military Professionals Must Write – Education & Humility

'British Generals in Blair's War' and 'High Command'

'Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life' by James Kerr

Command and Control

'Fighting by Minutes: Time and the Art of War' by Robert Leonhard

'A Bias for Action: The German 7th Panzer Division in France and Russia, 1940-1941' by Dr R Stolfi (Reviewed by Chris Field)