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Gaining and maintaining mutual trust and shared understanding: 7-daily actions in our workplaces

Mission command, the practice of assigning a subordinate commander a mission without specifying how the mission is achieved, is a commonly accepted principle in many western militaries.

By Chris Field

Unit PME

CO 1 Int Bn 2019 Reading List

Here the CO of the Australian 1st Intelligence Battalion shares his 2019 reading list.

By The Cove

Tactical and Technical

LAND 400 Phase 3: A Case for Review

Background The recent Release for Tender for LAND 400 Phase 3 (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) means industry has until 1 March 2019 to respond with respect to the provision of 400 IFVs, including...

By Bruce Cameron

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.

By Wes Bartlett

Tactical and Technical

Control and Conquer

Tips on how to structure and operate a Combat Team command post.

By Christopher Hughes

Tactical and Technical

Bigger Bang for Your Buck – What if the teacher is ‘Not Yet Competent’?

Reflect on the last career course you participated in, and its duration. Mine was seven weeks long.

By Callum Muntz

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...

By Pat Griffiths


Twitter Ambush: An After Action Review

Earlier this week I walked into a Twitter ambush. To be more precise, I stumbled unwittingly into a Twitter ambush of my own making.

By Greg Colton