Samuel Gardner

Samuel Gardner is a Corporal in the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. He is currently fulfilling the role of the Motorisation Corporal for Alpha Company. He has previously commanded a motorised rifle section and completed the All Corps Protected Mobility Vehicle Driver Course.

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.

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Inculcating Vehicle Husbandry within a Motorised Battalion

With the motorisation/mechanisation of six of the seven RAR battalions, vehicle maintenance conducted by the infantry soldier has become prevalent. This article examines the correlation between motorisation culture and vehicle maintenance practices within an infantry battalion and argues that it could be improved through the use of smartphone technology.

By Samuel Gardner