Beau Hodge

Major Beau Hodge is the Operations Officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR). He served as the Officer Commanding Bravo Company, 1 RAR in 2019. He has previously had experience on Brigade and Battalion Staffs in both plans and current operations. 

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.

Break In

Gaining advantage on the battle field: Building a credible deception

History has shown that deception can turn the tide of battle; however, it needs to be planned and fully supported.

By Beau Hodge

Break In

Taking the initiative in battle

Beau Hodge thinks it is time for us to have a professional discussion about 'initiative', including what it truly means on the battlefield and how we can train to gain it.

By Beau Hodge

Unit PME

'Phantom Soldier: The Enemy’s Answer to U.S Firepower' by H. John Poole

A review of this book about how the east have tackled western methodologies in modern warfare.

By Beau Hodge