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.

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

Australian Army Reading List

The comprehensive guide from 2012.

By Tom McDermott


TED's War Stories Playlist

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

By Tom McDermott


Aide Memoire: Tips for Planning and Conducting an Interview

This handy Aide Memoire will help you plan and conduct a formal or informal interview with your soldiers.

By Tom McDermott