Luke Hagerty


MAJ Hagerty enlisted into the Army as a Signals Operator before graduating from the Royal Military College – Duntroon as an Infantry Officer. He has held numerous positions within the Army including Platoon Commander, Mortar Line Officer and Officer Instructor Mortar. His most notably held position was as a Staff Officer in Personal Operations where he oversaw the successful force flow of troops into Iraq as part of Operation OKRA. MAJ Hagerty’s most recent posting sees him posted to Headquarters Joint Operations Command as a Staff Officer in the Plans Branch for United Nations and Other Operations.

MAJ Hagerty holds a post graduate degree in Business and a Masters of Military Defence Studies.


Mental Health in the Australian Army: A Perspective

After battling some mental health issues of his own, MAJ Hagerty imparts some of the wisdom he learned about overcoming the stigma of mental illness.

By Luke Hagerty

War Room

Sometime In The Future

Through its short story told from the perspective of a vehicle commander, this article refocuses the discussion of the future battlefield away from the technology itself somewhat to explore what it might all mean for the warfighter using such technology.

By Luke Hagerty


Navigating Terrain Analysis Part 1: The benefit of incorporating enemy analysis into terrain analysis

The Military Appreciation Process is a long and arduous process. Here, MAJ Hagerty looks at the process and breaks it down to help streamline this important task.

By Luke Hagerty