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

What People Keep Getting Wrong About Life and Leadership in the Australian Army via the Junket

In 2016 Australian soldier Jonathan Batten was invited to not only attend 'Junket', an annual 'un-conference' held by www.junkee.com, an award winning Australian media brand.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

Proliferation of MANPADs in Syria

This article from Bellincat, a UK based open-source intelligence analyst, provides a picture of the proliferation of MANPADS in Syria in 2016.

By Tom McDermott

Leadership & Ethics

SIED Attack on Armour in Mosul

A link showing a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device targetting Iraqi armour in Mosul, Iraq.

By Tom McDermott

Trenchline

BBC Skillswise English Literacy Program

This link via the BBC will help you improve your written and presentational skills.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

Let's Learn the Right Lessons from the Ukraine

In this post on the Land Power Forum, James Ellis-Smith argues that the lessons from the current conflict in the Ukraine indicate the Army should move away from conventional conflict and move towards adopting assymetric tactics.

By Tom McDermott

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