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.


Unit PME

Company Attack on Carentan Village

The Case Method Project is a tactical tool that helps commanders sharpen their tactical decision making by thinking through real-life and simulated examples. In this video from Band of Brothers, Easy Company attack Carentan Village in France. Watch the video and answer the questions.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

7 Brigade Hybrid Warfare Symposium: Dr Malcolm Davis

Dr Malcolm Davis briefs on the implications for Australia of the US Third Offset Strategy.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

7 Brigade Hybrid Warfare Symposium: Prof Michael Evans

Prof Michael Evans from the Australian Defence College challenges hybrid warfare and the entire idea of the conference

By Tom McDermott


Eliot Cohen talks Strategic Deterrence

In this video, via the Modern War Institute, reknowned US strategist Eliot Cohen discusses strategic deterrence and the future of war.

By Tom McDermott


Books that Every Junior Officer (and NCO?) Should Read.

In this link via 'From the Green Notebook' Joe Byerly talks about LT GEN Paul Van Riper's reading list that every young officer (and probably NCO) should consider reading.

By Tom McDermott