LWD 3-8-6: Civil-Military Cooperation

By Army Knowledge Centre July 12, 2017


LWD 3-8-6 is the Australian Army's doctrine on Civil–Military Cooperation. It can be found at the following link.

The aim of this publication is to provide guidance on the responsibilities, procedures and planning considerations for the achievement of civil-military cooperation effects.

This publication is the functional tactical doctrine and procedures written to support commander’s integration of civil-military cooperation effects into combat brigade, minor joint task force, battle group or combat team operations.

This publication is for use by Australian Defence Force commanders, staff and senior non-commissioned officers engaged in civil-military cooperation training, as well as planning civil-military cooperation inform and influence actions as part of an operation or a tactical task. It is aimed at the tactical level for brigade or minor joint task force down to combat team or patrol commanders. It should be used as a reference when participating in decision making processes where population protection is required, as well as when civil-military cooperation inform and influence actions are directed toward target audiences within the civil space.

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