Major Andrew Somerville has been an Infantry Officer in the Australian Regular Army for more than 35 years. He has been wargaming for over 40 years and is a strong advocate for the use of manual wargaming as part of unit professional military education programs. As the Staff Officer Simulation Policy in Headquarters Forces Command, he was responsible for the development of the Land Simulation System Concept and provision of subject matter advice concerning Army’s future simulation requirements and policy. He is currently the Staff Officer Plans in the Headquarters of the Royal Military College of Australia.
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