Mike Kalms

Mike is a Colonel in the part-time ADF.  He is Director of Studies for ACSC(R) where full and part time officers from all Services and broader government come to learn and grow.  Concurrently, he’s with KPMG.  There, he has supported the 2016 White Paper as a member of the Minister’s 6-person Expert Panel, worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Defence on our Industry Policy and approach to Sovereignty, supported various state governments develop defence industry strategy, and aided business and universities to build defence-relevant capabilities. 


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

Military Technology? You’re the Wrong Person to Ask

Judging technology’s advance is tricky – particularly if you have experience!

By Mike Kalms

Break In

Stranded Capability? The value of the Army Reserve Asset in 2020

Is the Army Reserve of today fit for purpose? In this article Mike Kalms looks at the value of the Army Reserve asset in 2020.

By Mike Kalms

Command Post

Cultural Reform in Middle Army – Melting Iron Colonels

'Change stalls with the Iron Colonels in Army'. Is this the case? If it is, what can we do about it? In this article, Mike Kalms and John Sayers explore what it would take to melt the iron colonels.

By Mike Kalms