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.

Command Post

Tactical Spurs Part 2: Finding the Reward in Risk

Army Risk Management theory has the tools to exploit tactical risk, but this article argues Army does not use them as effectively as it could.

By Tom McDermott

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

War Room

Strategic Scripts, Accelerated Warfare, and One Hundred Words for the Australian Army

I’ve spent the last year as the Chief of Staff of the Australian Amphibious Task Group, and I’m o

By Tom McDermott

Unit PME

What's with the Intellectual Edge?

This article describes the why and how of the development of Army's PME Strategy

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