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 Functions

Tactical CBRN Intelligence Analysis – A Specialised Discipline

This article serves as an in-depth introduction to the discipline of Tactical CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) Intelligence Analysis.

By PTE S., CAPT C., and CPL J

Staff Functions

Subordinates Should Get a Vote

This piece discusses and suggests Army use the multi-rater system, or 360-degree assessment, for performance ratings.

By Wendy Say

Staff Functions

Not Want: Fixing Army's Broken Reporting Model

You'll find here a number of criticisms of and suggestions for improving Army's current performance reporting model.

By Michael W. Filmer

Staff Skills

Cyber Security Professional Development Resource List

This article provides a list of free resources for professional development of cyber security knowledge and skills.

By The Cove

Planning and Liaison

Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations in the Joint Task Force Area of Operations

Register to attend (via DSN UC) the DJFHQ PME session on 17 Nov 21.

By The Cove

Staff Functions

What the Fox Definitely Didn't Say - Avoiding Big Data Falsehoods

The example of an archaeological dig site is used to explain the necessity of multi-disciplinary analysis instead of purely relying on big data analytics.

By Chris Lake

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

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