John Pickett OAM

John Pickett is an Infantry soldier with over 35 years experience. As A Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) he has been privileged to have held the appointments as Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of the Forty First Battalion The Royal New South Wales Regiment, Second Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, a Career Advisor within the Directorate of Soldier Career Management – Army, RSM of the Combat Training Centre and RSM of the 13th Brigade. He is currently posted to the Centre for Australian Army Leadership.


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.


Leadership for the profession of arms – Good Soldiering with a capital L

In this compelling read, John Pickett OAM contends that leadership underpins the success of Good Soldiering and requires us to know and develop our people. John goes further and proffers a solution to overcome careerist behaviour by emphasising genuine and authentic leadership.

By John Pickett OAM