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

My Spectrum of Discomfort: A Personal Perspective on a Sense of Belonging

Nick Wilson shares a very personal reflection on the sense of belonging (or lack of) he felt when he left Army.

Leadership & Ethics

On Personal and Professional Potential

After examining the Chief of Army's three key documents, the Commander of Forces Command gives us three ideas on how leaders can enable Army's personnel to reach their personal and professional...

Leadership & Ethics

Own Your Enterprise

'Having a meaningful impact that promotes service of others before self, being a life-long learner and improving the organisation requires more than adherence to organisational standards and...

Leadership & Ethics

Examination of the detainees’ status and argument for revisiting Geneva Conventions.

Is it time to review the Geneva Conventions when it comes to the treatment and handling of detainees?


Operational Art

Our Joint Task Force: Ready for the future

This article discusses the evolution of the Joint Task Force on Exercise Talisman Sabre, which it examines through the lenses of Accelerated Warfare and the US Army’s Multi-Domain Operations...

Operational Art

Strength in Numbers? Mass and Precision | The Warrant Officer

Today's link from the UK's Warrant Officer Blog examines the concepts of Mass and Precision. A good short read.

Operational Art

Human Performance Optimisation in the Army

Gavin Sonsee provides an overview of what the Army is working on in the Human Performance space, including the physical, cognitive and socio-cultural understanding.

Operational Art

Reflecting on Part-Time Sub-Unit Command

This post from Aaron Jackson highlights observations he made during the first eighteen months as a sub-unit commander in the Australian Army Reserve. The article is intended to assist future part...


Tactical and Technical

The Land Based Trauma System

On Ex TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the 1st Combat Service Support Battalion and elements of the 17th Brigade conducted a live walk-through talk-through of the Land Based Trauma System.

Tactical and Technical

Military Data Analytics: ‘It is the question that drives us’, or at least it should be

David Lynch and Richard Armitage explore how data analytics, regardless of vehicle type, can inform commanders on where they might be carrying risk to assist in them applying appropriate levels of...

Tactical and Technical

For a Strong Step Forward

An ADFA trainee's perspective on the need to introduce junior leaders to the realm of biotechnology.

Tactical and Technical

Army's BMS Mess

In this article, Damien de Pyle argues that Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 has shown that BMS is in need of some significant changes if the Army is to hit its digitalisation goals.


Operational Art

Our Joint Task Force: Ready for the future

This article discusses the evolution of the Joint Task Force on Exercise Talisman Sabre, which it examines through the lenses of Accelerated Warfare and the US Army’s Multi-Domain Operations...

By David Caligari

Operational Art

Strength in Numbers? Mass and Precision | The Warrant Officer

Today's link from the UK's Warrant Officer Blog examines the concepts of Mass and Precision. A good short read.

By The Cove

Operational Art

Human Performance Optimisation in the Army

Gavin Sonsee provides an overview of what the Army is working on in the Human Performance space, including the physical, cognitive and socio-cultural understanding.

By Gavin Sonsee

Tactical and Technical

The Land Based Trauma System

On Ex TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the 1st Combat Service Support Battalion and elements of the 17th Brigade conducted a live walk-through talk-through of the Land Based Trauma System.

By Kane Wright

Tactical and Technical

Military Data Analytics: ‘It is the question that drives us’, or at least it should be

David Lynch and Richard Armitage explore how data analytics, regardless of vehicle type, can inform commanders on where they might be carrying risk to assist in them applying appropriate levels of...

By David Lynch

Operational Art

Reflecting on Part-Time Sub-Unit Command

This post from Aaron Jackson highlights observations he made during the first eighteen months as a sub-unit commander in the Australian Army Reserve. The article is intended to assist future part...

By Aaron P. Jackson

Tactical and Technical

For a Strong Step Forward

An ADFA trainee's perspective on the need to introduce junior leaders to the realm of biotechnology.

By Lachlan Mahon

Operational Art

The PME Ashes

As England and Australia prepare to step onto the pitch for the third test, The Cove's recent UK exchange officer, Joe Read, reviews the approach of both armies to PME.

By Joe Read

Tactical and Technical

Army's BMS Mess

In this article, Damien de Pyle argues that Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 has shown that BMS is in need of some significant changes if the Army is to hit its digitalisation goals.

By Damien de Pyle

Staff Functions

Effects Based Tactics – Layering Effects at the Formation Level

The use of Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) enemy on Ex Talisman Sabre 19 changed the way planning was done at the formation level, as Richard Thapthimthong explains in this article.

By Richard Thapthimthong

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