Nathan Coultis

Captain Nathan Coultis is a former package master and instructor of the Intelligence Preparation of the BattleSpace, Operations & MAP, and DATE packages at the Defence Force School of Intelligence, Land Intelligence Wing. He has both produced and assessed a lot of churn and firmly believes that less is more, the Combat Brigade is the essential formation for tactical manoeuvre, and anything less than that is simply an over-planned ‘battle drill’.


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.

Command Post

Flirting with the Churn Curve

Military staff produce too much churn and we should stop doing this.

By Nathan Coultis