Portrait

Biography

Mike Kalms

Mike is a 30-year member of the part-time ADF. In 2021 he commands the 8th Brigade where full and part time,women and men,come to train,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 Industry Policy and a revitalised approach to sovereignty, supported various state government’s 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 Governmennd 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

Break In

Fake it till you make it - Authentic Leadership

Discussing authentic leadership it is argued Army’s attitude to authenticity presents a clear and present risk to attracting and retaining today’s talent in our institution. Do you agree?

By Mike Kalms