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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

Online Game: World of Tanks

Take on the role of a tank commander in this free multiplayer game.

By Tom McDermott

Trenchline

Case Method: the Battle of COP Keating, Afghanistan (9 x FF KIA, 32 x FF WIA, 150 x INS casualties) via JTCOIC

The Cove believes that the lessons of recent ops are key to improving for the future. This is why we push the 'case method' project, where we present real-life combat experiences, and then seek reflection through a series of focused questions.

By Tom McDermott

Unit PME

TDE: Inflaming the Situation

Plan a company-level response to a stability operations incident. with this scenario.

By Tom McDermott

Trenchline

The Secret to a Blister Free Foot March

In this link via 'The Military Leader' we get some good avice on how to prepare your feet for those hard days on the march.

By Tom McDermott

Trenchline

Aide Memoire: The CONOPs Backbrief

This handy aide gives you a guide to the style of brief utilised to communicate the CONOPS to a superior, to staff or to the commander of a flanking unit.

By Tom McDermott

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