James Lewis

James Lewis is an officer from the First Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment. He led an Urban Close Combat (UCC) Mentoring and Training Team (MTT) on Operation AUGURY – Philippines. The observations and lessons included above have been drawn from a number of sources, including key AFoP personnel, the initial Commander – Joint Task Group 629, and the initial Commander – JTG629 (Land). Observations have also been drawn from other previous MTT commanders from UCC, Joint Fires, Combat Engineering (Urban Search and Breaching), and Sniping and Counter-Sniping.

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 Battle of Marawi: Small Team Lessons Learned For the Close Fight.

 In May 2017, Islamist insurgents swarmed through the city of Marawi, taking the population of 20

By James Lewis


Reconnaissance, Raids and Sabotage: Employment of Reconnaisance in Future Land Warfare

In this article James Lewis talks about the future of the Reconnaissance and Sniper Platoon.

By James Lewis