Benjamin Gray

Benjamin Gray is the Commanding Officer of the School of Artillery, and has served in a range of operations and training appointments within the Australian Army, including overseas service in the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan. He has a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Strategy and Security and a Masters of Military and Defence Studies.

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.

War Room

Accelerating Land Based Fires

Has the ADF been seduced by the availability of non-organic close air support in recent 'wars of choice' where the luxury of air superiority is assured? As a result have we lost sight of the importance of mass land based fires?

By Benjamin Gray

War Room

The Importance of the Military Mess

In this paper the author establishes the importance of the military mess

By Benjamin Gray

Break In

Chess and the Modern Commander

In this paper - Chess and the Modern Commander: Employing Abstract Strategy Games to Cultivate Intellectual Fighting Power, Tactical Acumen and Strategic Vision, the author explains that the Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions.

By Benjamin Gray


'Quartered Safe Out Here: A Harrowing Tale of World War II' by George MacDonald Fraser

Want a good book to read, have a look at 'Quartered Safe Out Here: A Harrowing Tale of World War II'. This book review by Ben Gray will give you a good idea what it is like.

By Benjamin Gray