Command Post

Staff Skills

A round peg for a round hole: a new approach to non-operational decision making

Why do we insist on using operational planning tools to support non-operational decisions? In this article, Greg Colton proposes a new approach to non-operational decision making: the Military Staff...

Planning and Liaison

DFSS Signals Planning Process

A must see video from the Defence Force School of Signals that explains how signals planning coincides with operational plans.

Planning and Liaison

Five Ideas: On Planning

A planning team can seize, or lose, the initiative in a moment so getting it right is important. Insights on planning from MAJGEN Chris Field.

Planning and Liaison

Terrain Model Construction

In this article, David Chichetti explains the step-by-step process for constructing a mud model.


Staff Functions

Unit Affiliation: A New Way of Continuing to Serve

Matt Stevens explains a new initiative that operates within the extant Total Workforce Model in order to assist with retention of our most valuable asset: our people.

Staff Functions

The Failure of ‘Course of Action’ Analysis in Joint War-fighting

This article contends that predicting adversary behaviour through course of action analysis creates a false perception of certainty for a commander. A more effective approach is to use 'expectations...

Staff Functions

"Where the bloody hell are you?" The problem with our current pers tracking systems

How should we be tracking our troops on the ground? Matthew Crighton examines where we are falling short on personnel tracking systems and what we could do to improve them.

Staff Functions

Other Ranks' Performance Appraisal: Yet to evolve

This article examines the ability of our Other Ranks' performance appraisal system to deliver the talent that the Army needs in an Accelerated Warfare future.


Staff Skills

Cultural Reform in Middle Army – Melting Iron Colonels

'Change stalls with the Iron Colonels in Army'. Is this the case? If it is, what can we do about it? In this article, Mike Kalms and John Sayers explore what it would take to melt the iron colonels.

Staff Skills

A round peg for a round hole: a new approach to non-operational decision making

Why do we insist on using operational planning tools to support non-operational decisions? In this article, Greg Colton proposes a new approach to non-operational decision making: the Military Staff...

Staff Skills

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Link | So You’re Going to be a Staff Officer: Five Pieces of Advice for Success and Personal Satisfaction

Just marched in to a new position as a staff officer? Brandon Morgan's article in the Modern War Institute provides five recommendations to help you thrive in this new environment.

Staff Skills

The Science of Operations Analysis

DSTG supported Hamel 2018 to show how to make decisions based on what you know is true


Staff Skills

Cultural Reform in Middle Army – Melting Iron Colonels

'Change stalls with the Iron Colonels in Army'. Is this the case? If it is, what can we do about it? In this article, Mike Kalms and John Sayers explore what it would take to melt the iron colonels.

By Mike Kalms

Staff Skills

A round peg for a round hole: a new approach to non-operational decision making

Why do we insist on using operational planning tools to support non-operational decisions? In this article, Greg Colton proposes a new approach to non-operational decision making: the Military Staff...

By Greg Colton

Staff Skills

Link | So You’re Going to be a Staff Officer: Five Pieces of Advice for Success and Personal Satisfaction

Just marched in to a new position as a staff officer? Brandon Morgan's article in the Modern War Institute provides five recommendations to help you thrive in this new environment.

By The Cove

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Staff Functions

Unit Affiliation: A New Way of Continuing to Serve

Matt Stevens explains a new initiative that operates within the extant Total Workforce Model in order to assist with retention of our most valuable asset: our people.

By Matthew Stevens

Command Post

A Brigade Commander’s Expectations of Unit Commanding Officers – A Brief Primer

In this brief primer, Commander 3rd Brigade provides his expectations of unit COs within a combat Brigade.

By Scott Winter AM

Staff Functions

The Failure of ‘Course of Action’ Analysis in Joint War-fighting

This article contends that predicting adversary behaviour through course of action analysis creates a false perception of certainty for a commander. A more effective approach is to use 'expectations...

By Dougal Robertson

Staff Functions

"Where the bloody hell are you?" The problem with our current pers tracking systems

How should we be tracking our troops on the ground? Matthew Crighton examines where we are falling short on personnel tracking systems and what we could do to improve them.

By Matthew Crighton

Staff Functions

Other Ranks' Performance Appraisal: Yet to evolve

This article examines the ability of our Other Ranks' performance appraisal system to deliver the talent that the Army needs in an Accelerated Warfare future.

By Ben Taylor

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

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

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