Darren has served in a variety of infantry battalions from Private soldier through to Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM). He has been an Army instructor at all ranks during his career and was the RSM of the School of Infantry. Additionally, he has been posted to the United States Army Sergeants’ Major Academy, served as the RSM of 16th Aviation Brigade, RSM of the 2nd Division and is currently the Command Sergeant Major of Forces Command. Darren has a Bachelor of Organisational Leadership and has commenced a Master of Strategic People Management.

Darren is also one of The Cove's top contributors. During this interview we talk to Darren about one of his passions; the importance of professional development and professional military education.


Check out Darren's articles on The Cove:

  1. Enablement is a Leader's Responsibility
  2. Don't Be Tied to a Single Dimension Leadership Style
  3. Making a 'Gut Call' is Okay
  4. Empowering Non-Commissioned Officers to Become Experts
  5. Reflections on the Influence of a Regimental Sergeant Major
  6. Empowerment Leads to Greater Participation
  7. What is your Leadership Advantage?
  8. The Power of Humility
  9. Creativity is the Difference
  10. Own Your Enterprise
  11. Reflection on Service and Duty
  12. A Changing Army Does Not Arrive
  13. 5th Aviation Regiment's Reflections of the Cove Conference | Townsville (13-14 Nov 19)
  14. Learning from our Mistakes: Tolerating Failure versus Allowing Failure
  15. Charismatic Leadership During a Crisis
  16. Do We Understand Our Workforce?
  17. What Does Leadership Look Like After COVID-19?
  18. How Binding is your Psychological Contract?
  19. Understanding Self-Control
  20. Improving Engagement at Work
  21. What is Your Life's Body of Work?
  22. Enablement is a Leader's Responsibility