Command Post

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.

Planning and Liaison

ADDP 3.11 Civil-Military Operations

This resource describes the nature and scope of Civil-military operations as a component of Australian Defence Force operations.


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 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.


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

A Knowledge Management Crisis for Capability Development

In this opinion article, David Walker describes the impact of recent information management and organisational reforms within Defence's capability development sector.

Staff Skills

Some NCO Advice to New Majors

In this article 'from the Green Notebook, Command Sergeant Major Samuel C. Rapp and Sergeant First Class Harlan D. Kefalas offer advice on employing NCOs within a headquarters.

Staff Skills

Tips for Staff Working in a Formation HQ - A SNCO and WO Perspective - Part 2

In this article Sergeant Daniel Trew and Sergeant Zachary Williams offer tips and advice based on their experiences as Staff within Headquarters 3 Brigade


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

Command Post

Writing your PAC Statement – A Warrant Officer’s Perspective

“Your PAC Statement is the most intently read item of your dossier. It is your personal voice” – CMA

By Jai Wright

Command Post

Operations Sergeant: The Job, The Myth, The Legend

This article will cover the Operations Sergeant (OPS SGT) role within a battlegroup preparing to take on the responsibility of the Ready Battle Group (RBG).

By Nick Korfias

Command Post

Interview with Jim Storr, author of The Hall of Mirrors: War and Warfare in the Twentieth Century

In this occasional podcast, The Cove talks to author Jim Storr about his new book, The Hall of Mirrors: War and Warfare in the Twentieth Century.

By The Cove

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