Portrait

Biography

Greg Colton

Greg Colton is an infantry officer with 18 years’ experience in both the British and Australian armies, including operational service in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Pacific. Greg has had range of regimental, instructional and staff postings and recently took a years’ sabbatical to accept a Research Fellowship at the Lowy Institute, Australia’s leading international policy think-tank. While at the Lowy Institute he ran a Defence funded project examining drivers of instability in the Pacific. On his return to the Army, Greg assumed his current position as SO1 Professional Military Education at Forces Command. He is also Director of The Cove.

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.


Unit PME

Developing the Military Professional for an Era of Accelerated Warfare: The FORCOMD PME Plan 2020-2025

Commander Forces Command has issued a new directive on Professional Military Education (PME). This short post from SO1 PME explains what the FORCOMD PME plan is and how you can use it.

By Greg Colton

Command Post

A round peg for a round hole: a new approach to non-operational decision making

Why do we insist on using operational planning tools to support non-operational decisions? In this article, Greg Colton proposes a new approach to non-operational decision making: the Military Staff Decision Process.

By Greg Colton

War Room

Future Fires | A New Approach to Understanding Offensive Support

In this article, Greg Colton agues that viewing procurement through the cost of effect, rather than the cost of capability, not only leads to better value for money but forces the Army to examine how it will fight in the future.

By Greg Colton

War Room

That others may live in peace: Death in an Afghan Valley

In the final post during this week of remembrance, Greg Colton provides a personal reflection on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

By Greg Colton

War Room

More Than Just a Hashtag: The Criticality of Developing an Intellectual Edge

Originally posted on The Forge, Greg Colton, the Director of The Cove, defines the Intellectual Edge.

By Greg Colton

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