Richard Thapthimthong

Major Richard Thapthimthong is an Infantry Officer who is currently the Brigade Major of the READY Brigade – the 7th Combat Brigade. His participation in formation level manoeuvre is inclusive of 7th Combat Brigade’s experience through the Integrated Sea and Land Series into Ex HAMEL 2018 and again through the Joint Warfighting Series of 2019 which culminated in Talisman Sabre where the Brigade provided the Opposing Force for the exercise. His planning experience is inclusive of Unit level manoeuvre as the Operations Officer for the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment and as the lead Land Planner for the Amphibious Task Group HQ as part of Op FIJI ASSIST 2016.

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.

Break In

Effects Based Tactics – Layering Effects at the Formation Level

The use of Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) enemy on Ex Talisman Sabre 19 changed the way planning was done at the formation level, as Richard Thapthimthong explains in this article.

By Richard Thapthimthong

Break In

A Journey to Better the Character of Australia's Leaders

This paper by Richard Thapthimthong is titled 'A Journey to Better the Character of Australia's Leaders.'  He explains that in a fully digitised battlefield where advanced weaponry gives the individual soldier killing power previously unseen in war, the concept of character is often a second thought.

By Richard Thapthimthong

Command Post

Ex HAMEL 18 Writing Competition, Highly Commended: Learning from HAMEL 18 - 10 Observations for Formation C2

Being able to participate in Ex HAMEL 2018 as part of Headquarters 7th Combat Brigade (HQ 7th CBT

By Richard Thapthimthong