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.


Trenchline

Reality of War - Convoy Drills and SVBIED Attacks

This video, via @bjoernstritzel, shows an Islamic State suicide bomber targeting an Iraqi Army convoy with a vehicle bourne improvised explosive device.

By Tom McDermott

Unit PME

Combat Brigade Commander PME Directive

An excellent example of a Brigade-level PME program.

By Tom McDermott

Trenchline

Steps Towards Making Good Better

In this paper, Warrant Officer Miller briefly outlines the science of how students of the profession of arms learn and teaching methods that will lead to a stronger level of retained knowledge and mental development.

By Tom McDermott

Unit PME

RUSI Amphibious Operations Journal 2014

A journal on Ampbibious Operations published in 2014 by the NSW branch of the Royal United Services Institute.

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

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