Ted Taber & Wes Walsh

Ted Taber is an infantry officer currently posted Headquarters Joint Operations Command. He was responsible for assault pioneer instruction at the School of Infantry in 2017/18. Wes Walsh is a platoon commander with the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.

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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Assault Breaching: Generating Momentum in the Case for Assault Pioneers

This article seeks to outline that Assault Pioneers can achieve the routine mobility responsibilities for infantry centric small teams through assault breaching and reduction of nuisance obstacles (IEDs and open Booby Traps) in the urban ‘fight through.’

By Ted Taber & Wes Walsh