Bruce Cameron

Bruce Cameron served in the Australian Regular Army for 19 years. After commanding the last troop of tanks in action in Vietnam, his career saw him attend the UK’s Long Armour Infantry Course and Royal Military College of Science, as well as the Australian Command and Staff College. His last appointment involved responsibility for developing the Army’s future ground mobility requirements. He left the Army in 1987 to take up a position with the Office of Defence Production. He is the author of 'Canister! On! FIRE! : Australian Tank Operations in Vietnam' (Big Sky, 2012).


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

The Tank Capability of the Future

The MBT conundrum: what might be the characteristics of the direct fire support capability that eventually replaces our Abrams?

By Bruce Cameron

Break In

Knowing yourself and others as a leader: A personal perspective

Lessons learned in the Vietnam era are just as relevant today as they were the day they were learned by former tank troop commander, Mr Bruce Cameron. A candid and personal perspective.

By Bruce Cameron

Break In

LAND 400 Phase 3: A Case for Review

Background The recent Release for Tender for LAND 400 Phase 3 (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) means industry has until 1 March 2019 to respond with respect to the provision of 400 IFVs, including seventeen Manoeuvre Support Vehicles (MSVs). The forecast cost is $10-15 billion.

By Bruce Cameron