Command Post

Planning and Liaison

The Practice of a Military Liaison Officer

Ben McLennan is the inaugural Australian Army liaison officer to the French Army, in this article Ben gives us some tips based on his experiences.

Planning and Liaison

Preparing our Stockholding to be Ready in a Post COVID-19 World

Much of the Army's focus is on combat preparedness, but who is thinking about whether our stockholding strategy is adequate to meet our short notice deployment needs?

Planning and Liaison

Interoperability – The Right Mindset drives Good Practice

In this article Pat Henriques looks at the three mainstays of interoperability when it comes to working with foreign Armies, information, personnel and systems.


Staff Functions

Managing our People through the Capability Life Cycle

In this article Robert Gibson argues that our greatest capability, our people, needs to be managed through the capability life cycle as a ‘cradle to grave’ system akin to how we manage other...

Staff Functions

Building a Continuity Plan into a CP During OP COVID-19 ASSIST

Marius Basanovic has an interesting Command Post (CP) quandary for us.

Staff Functions

Reducing Injury Risk – Defence Needs to go Back to the Basics

Army and Defence does not have an injury surveillance system. Emma Williams outlines a way forward, working toward an injury surveillance system so that we can have better understanding of whether we...

Staff Functions

Writing Competition | Using Data to Simplify Army Processes and Regain Time for Training

In this Writing Competition 2020 article David Lotzof gives some insight to Project Horus. Horus provides dashboards and toolkits for the management of trainees within the Army Reserve.


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

Effective Communication

In Army we understand the importance of effective communication, or do we? In this article Kyle Myers argues that we may not be effectively communicating.

Staff Skills

Work in the time of Corona – All-Corps Major Course and working from home

The current public health environment has forced many members of the Australian Defence Force to work from home. Andrew Stokes thinks it may become the norm for some of us to continue to work from...

Staff Skills

Flirting with the Churn Curve

Military staff produce too much churn and we should stop doing this.


Staff Functions

Managing our People through the Capability Life Cycle

In this article Robert Gibson argues that our greatest capability, our people, needs to be managed through the capability life cycle as a ‘cradle to grave’ system akin to how we manage other...

By Robert Gibson

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.

By Aaron Thomas

Staff Skills

Effective Communication

In Army we understand the importance of effective communication, or do we? In this article Kyle Myers argues that we may not be effectively communicating.

By Kyle Myers

Staff Functions

Building a Continuity Plan into a CP During OP COVID-19 ASSIST

Marius Basanovic has an interesting Command Post (CP) quandary for us.

By Marius Basanovic

Staff Functions

Reducing Injury Risk – Defence Needs to go Back to the Basics

Army and Defence does not have an injury surveillance system. Emma Williams outlines a way forward, working toward an injury surveillance system so that we can have better understanding of whether we...

By Emma Williams

Staff Functions

Writing Competition | Using Data to Simplify Army Processes and Regain Time for Training

In this Writing Competition 2020 article David Lotzof gives some insight to Project Horus. Horus provides dashboards and toolkits for the management of trainees within the Army Reserve.

By David Lotzof

Staff Functions

The disappearance of the military identity in the corporatisation of ADF women

Is the introduction of the new poly uniform dress a step too far in ADF's policy of equal treatment for women?

By Cate Carter

Staff Functions

The principles of logistics during Operation Bushfire Assist 2020

This is a good set of lessons learnt from Matthew Mandl, QM 3CER, who deployed as S4 TG Dingo – Jan-Feb 2020 on Bush Fire Assist.

By Matthew Mandl

Staff Functions

Writing Competition | Gambling on Our Future Happiness

Finding the right house when you post is very important, as Mark Mankowski points out in this Writing Competition article.

By Mark Mankowski

Staff Functions

Senior Captain? 10 Reasons why you should apply for UNTSO

In this article, Nicholas Barber provides 10 reasons why he thinks a senior Captain should apply for UNTSO, based on his experience as a UN Military Observer in South Lebanon.

By Nicholas Barber

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