Break in

Intros

ACSC (A-Z Guide): A Student's Perspective

This unofficial guide to Australian Command and Staff College is an excellent tool for prospective students.

Intros

'Breaking In' to Amphibious Operations

An introduction into Amphibious Operations that brings you some of the best content available on the subject.

Intros

'Breaking In' to Logistics

'Breaking In' to Logistics is a simple to use resource to help military personal explore the subject of logistics.

Intros

'Breaking In' to War

'Breaking In' to War is an excellent guide to some of the best resource on the subject of 'war and conflict'


War

Chief of Army History Conference 2017 - Dr Elizabeth Greenhalgh

In this video Dr Elizabeth Greenhalgh speaks on ‘The French Army of the Western Front’

War

Chief of Army History Conference 2017 - Dr Spencer Jones

In this video, Dr Spencer Jones talks about ‘The Crucible of War: the adaption and development of the British Army on the Western Front 1915’.

War

Chief of Army History Conference 2017 - Professor Ian Beckett

In this video Professor Ian Beckett talks about 'Imperial policing to guerrilla war: the British in South Africa from 1899-1902' 

War

Chief of Army History Conference 2017 - Dr Ian Hope

In this Video Dr Ian Hope talks about ‘The Canadians in Afghanistan: relearning the art of irregular warfare' 


Strategy

The Abbreviated Evolution of Combined Arms

James Heap takes us on a quick and informative history lesson about the evolution of combined arms.

Strategy

The Art of Decision–Making by Joshua Rothman | The New Yorker

In this link, first posted on The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman talks about the Art of Decision Making. 

Command Post

Over to you Convoy Commander

Your unit has decided it’s going to use the training range on the other side of the country for your next exercise.

Unit PME

iRest Workshop

In April we conducted a special CoveTalk featuring Dr Richard Miller who presented his iRest Workshop at Legacy Chambers in Sydney.


Leadership & Ethics

Reflections on Battalion Command

Nathan Pierpoint reflects on his time in command.

Leadership & Ethics

Candour in Australian Defence Force Leaders

Do our leaders really want 'frank and fearless' advice? Wes Bartlett outlines how we can do better.

Leadership & Ethics

A Double-edged Sword? Pinpointing the Roots of Restraint in War

Released in 2018, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 'Roots of Restraint' report surveyed more than 400 Australian soldiers to try and understand the relationship between fighters...

Leadership & Ethics

Explorers Matter: Reflecting on Military Leadership Through Journeys into the Great Unknown

This article discusses some of the leadership attributes of past explorers and how we can learn from their experiences


Operational Art

'British Generals in Blair's War' and 'High Command'

Review Essay - A discussion of British Military Leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars'

Intros

'Breaking In' to Operational Art

'Breaking In' to Operational Art: An Introduction' is a comprehensive guide to some of the best resources to help military personal become familiar with the subject.

Operational Art

Operational Art, Design & the Centre of Gravity

Assistant Professor Dale Eikmeier of the U.S. Command and General Staff College presents a 4-part video series on the Operational Art. The videos are around 11 minutes each and are excellent value...

War

Are the Levels of War Just a Set of Labels?

This article by Martin Dunn, a former Chief Research Officer at the Land Warfare Studies Centre, poses the thought that seeking to associate Clausewitz with three levels of war is curious.


Command Post

Writing your PAC Statement – A Warrant Officer’s Perspective

“Your PAC Statement is the most intently read item of your dossier. It is your personal voice” – CMA

Command Post

Operations Sergeant: The Job, The Myth, The Legend

This article will cover the Operations Sergeant (OPS SGT) role within a battlegroup preparing to take on the responsibility of the Ready Battle Group (RBG).

Tactical and Technical

The Battlefield Clearance Team

In this article Matt Johnson talks about how different combat services support elements can work together to form efective battlefield clearance teams.


Strategy

The Abbreviated Evolution of Combined Arms

James Heap takes us on a quick and informative history lesson about the evolution of combined arms.

By James Heap

Strategy

The Art of Decision–Making by Joshua Rothman | The New Yorker

In this link, first posted on The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman talks about the Art of Decision Making. 

By The Cove

Command Post

Over to you Convoy Commander

Your unit has decided it’s going to use the training range on the other side of the country for your next exercise.

By Michael van Zuylen

Unit PME

iRest Workshop

In April we conducted a special CoveTalk featuring Dr Richard Miller who presented his iRest Workshop at Legacy Chambers in Sydney.

By The Cove

War Room

Cyber Warfare: A hypothetical integrated approach

There is little doubt we live in a digital age. The birth of the internet in the 1980’s has revolutionised the way and the speed, in which we send, receive and process information.

By Ben Hussell

Unit PME

The Best Musical Theatre for PME

Why a Pom believes a musical about the American revolution holds the key to effective PME

By Joe Read

Strategy

Team of Teams: A Leadership Model for a Complex World

"The 21st century is a time unlike any other.  Modern technology allows instant global communication for everyone, making the world no longer just highly complicated, but increasingly complex. 

By The Cove

Command Post

Writing your PAC Statement – A Warrant Officer’s Perspective

“Your PAC Statement is the most intently read item of your dossier. It is your personal voice” – CMA

By Jai Wright

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