Simon Hunter and Kevin Pamenter

LTCOL Hunter has completed a range of Artillery specific postings in each of the three Combat Brigades, culminating in his recently completed tenure as Commanding Officer of 1 Regt, RAA. Non-corps specific postings include DJFHQ, HQJOC and Army HQ. LTCOL Hunter is currently posted as Directing Staff at the Australian Command and Staff College.

MAJ Kevin Pamenter was the Battery Commander of ‘A’ Battery, 1st Regiment RAA in 2020 and this year has been employed as the Operations Officer in the same unit. He was the SO2 Current Operations in the Divisional Joint Fires and Effects Coordination Centre in 2019 and has been an instructor in gunnery at the School of Artillery where he trained RAA officers on their basic and intermediate courses.


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

Artillery illuminating ammunition: Tactically useful or a roman candle?

Noting that illuminating artillery rounds are more expensive, is this a capability the Royal Australian Artillery should maintain in the era of advanced night fighting equipment?

By Simon Hunter and Kevin Pamenter