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.
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.
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