Portrait

Biography

John Spencer

John Spencer enlisted in 1981 as an Infantryman and progressed through the ranks to Warrant Officer before in-service commissioning in 2003 and for the past two years has been the SO1 CATT, HQ CATC. MAJ Spencer has served in RAR and Res battalions and training establishments over almost 39 years of service. He served on Operations in the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan, and as an OC in East Timor. He has also served on numerous Army Training Teams throughout SE Asia.



 

Trenchline

Preparing the Combatant of the 21st Century

Under the guidance of Accelerated Warfare, the Combined Arms Training Centre have re-examined the way Army delivers Initial Employment Training for Army's combatants. This article explains the creation of the 'Close Combatants Pre-Initial Employment Training Module'.

By John Spencer