Command Post

Planning and Liaison

Optimised Teams - Taking Interagency Operations to the Next Level

The Australian Army conducted more joint and interagency operations with law enforcement and Other Government Agencies in Australia during 2020 than any other time in our history. This article...

Planning and Liaison

Australia’s strategic partnership with PNG – Effective mentoring to promote regional security

The mentor doesn't always know best! The importance of time in fostering deep community connections with our PNG partners.

Planning and Liaison

Ways Matrix- Decisive Event Planning: Part 2

The mystery of creating Decisive Events revealed. A must read for all junior officers. This article is Part Two in the series explaining how to use the Ways Matrix.

Planning and Liaison

Ways Matrix Decisive Event Planning: Part 1- Defeat Mechanisms

The mystery of creating Decisive Events revealed. This article explains Defeat Mechanisms in accessible terms as a precursor to Using the Ways Matrix. A must read two-part article for all junior...


Staff Functions

Risk Versus Reward – Understanding why we take risk and how to assess its value

MAJ Jack Goener makes the case that Army needs to better address the role of reward in risk vs reward analysis.

Staff Functions

Tactical Spurs Part 2: Finding the Reward in Risk

Army Risk Management theory has the tools to exploit tactical risk, but this article argues Army does not use them as effectively as it could.

Staff Functions

Defining the Role of the Regimental Sergeant Major

Comments encouraged!! Joel McMahon believes he has defined the role of the Regimental Sergeant Major. Has he got it right?

Staff Functions

The Four Cs: Multi-National and Multi-Agency Intelligence in a COVID-19 Environment

Chris Field shares best practise ideas for multi-national and multi-agency intelligence operations in a COVID-19 environment enabling the four Cs.


Staff Skills

Reflective Practice - One Stop Shop

The Cove has a series of tools to help you become a reflective practitioner. Here they are on one page.

Staff Skills

52 Weeks of Ideas

An insight into how a Major General conducts reflective practice.

Staff Skills

Professional Care for Pastoral Carers

'Who padres the Padre?' Major Dansie discusses the topic of padre supervision with the view to create a program to support padres in their work.

Staff Skills

Reflections of a Sergeant

The promotion from Corporal to Sergeant can feel like a daunting experience. In this article Aaron Thomas offers some advice for new Sergeants based on his experience.


Staff Skills

Where Steel Meets Flesh

This piece by an Army reservist who is also a civilian surgeon describes how the latter contains lessons for the former.

By Matthew Jones

Staff Skills

How can we make the most of our Part-Time workforce?

This article contains suggestions for how to improve the Army Reserve by helping people better balance their Reserve and civilian commitments.

By Rory McDonald

Staff Skills

Musings of a Fourth Year Career Advisor

Virginia McDougall provides advice to officers, career advisors and chains of command of what she learned while serving as a career advisor.

By Virginia McDougall

Staff Functions

Risk Versus Reward – Understanding why we take risk and how to assess its value

MAJ Jack Goener makes the case that Army needs to better address the role of reward in risk vs reward analysis.

By Jack Goener

Staff Functions

The Person with the Spreadsheet

This article discusses how an approach to training that focuses on 'spreadsheet-able' metrics can lead to an ineffective force.

By Sam Baumgarten

Staff Skills

A Staff Officer’s Guide to Surviving (Another) Lockdown

Nathan Pierpoint provides five pointers on how to deal with lockdown while maintaining productivity and sanity.

By Nathan Pierpoint

Planning and Liaison

Australia’s defence and national security: how Defence is enhancing Australia’s cyber resilience

In this article from our friends and partners at the Royal United Services Institute NSW, MAJGEN Coyle provides us some information on how Defence is enhancing Australia’s cyber resilience.

By Major General Susan Coyle, CSC, DSM

Staff Skills

Reflective Practice - One Stop Shop

The Cove has a series of tools to help you become a reflective practitioner. Here they are on one page.

By The Cove

Staff Functions

The Regimental Sergeant Major in Planning

This article lays out one way in which a Regimental Sergeant Major may contribute effectively in aiding their commander during the planning process by utilising the advantages of their role.

By Brad Doyle

Staff Functions

Reservists aren’t part-timers – Why the TWS fails to generate a Future Ready Workforce

This article argues that reservists are not truly part-time and outlines problems this may cause for Army, along with some suggested solutions and a call for more research into the options.

By James Price

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