Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott is a serving Australian Army Officer and a student of strategy and military ethics. You can follow him on Twitter via the handle @helmandproject.

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

Tactical Spurs Part One: Making Plans to Fight Battles

Former director of the Cove, Tom McDermott give us some insight into what he has learnt about battle planning.

By Tom McDermott


US Marine Corps Unit PME Resource Hub

A link to resources for individual, sub-unit and unit PME.

By Tom McDermott

Unit PME

Ryan Pitts, Medal of Honor Recipient, Battle of Wanat

In this lnk to a 'Modern War' Institute podcast with SSgt Ryan Pitt, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Wanat.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

7 Brigade Hybrid Warfare Symposium: Mr Peter Jennings

Mr Peter Jennings from ASPI lays out how to develop a counter-hybrid warfare strategy

By Tom McDermott

Unit PME

The Battle of Wanat (9 US KIA, 27 US WIA), Afghanistan

This 30 minute simulation from the US Army tells the full story of the attack on Wanat.

By Tom McDermott