Portrait

Biography

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

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

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

Trenchline

Junior Command Handbook 2016

This great publication, produced in 2016 by the Centre for Army Lessons, gives advice to all junior commanders on professionalism, teamwork and innovation.

By Tom McDermott

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