Contemporary Operating Environment

Lavarack Papers

By Lavarack Papers 2019 | Editorial Team May 8, 2020

There is something for everyone in this collection of PME essays written by members of 3 Brigade as part of the Brigade's professional development program in 2019. Some of the titles may look familiar as they have been published on The Cove previously, however there is some great new material that is well worth the read.

The complete collection of Lavarack Papers are below, including the PDF of the original paper and a link to the Cove article if published previously.


Reflections on the First Katari War by Lieutenant Colonel Grant Shottenkirk


Cove Article | Reflections on the First Katari War


Synchronising Multi Domain Operations using the Breach Mindset by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Pembroke



The Thinking Combat Brigade: A Dominant and Prestigious Force by Major Callum Muntz


Cove Article | The Thinking Combat Brigade: A Dominant and Prestigious Force


Synchronising Lethal and Non-Lethal Effects in High Intensity Operations by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Duncan


Cove Article | Synchronising Lethal and Non-Lethal Effects in High Intensity Operations | Joint Warfighting Assessment 2019


Taking the Initiative in Battle by Major Beau Hodge



The Combat Engineer Regiment: A Mechanised Outlook Into 2030 by Lieutenant Emma Forward



Two Critical Requirements of Medium Reconnaissance in Multi-Domain Operations by Major Tom Day



Distributed Sustainment: Capability to Make it Possible by Major Daniel King



Is Australian Army Logistics Ready for Accelerated Warfare? by Lieutenant Michael Savins



What a Mess! The Combat Brigade Fostering Combined Arms Teaming by Major Emlyn Mordike



The Vanguard: Lessons Learnt from the Mechanisation of Combat Team A, 3 RAR by Major Christian Johnston


Cove Article | The Vanguard: Lessons Learnt by a Combat Team Commander during Mechanisation







Lavarack Papers 2019 | Editorial Team


Brigadier Scott Winter, AM, Commander 3rd Brigade

Lieutenant Colonel Grant Shottenkirk, Deputy Commander 3rd Brigade


Major Gareth Humphreys, Deputy Quartermaster General 3rd Brigade Headquarters

Major Brenton Pearce, S1 3rd Brigade Headquarters


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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