Command Post

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 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 Functions

Defence Writing – where ideas and motivation go to die?

Aaron Thomas is frustrated by the Defence writing standards, or rather the way they are imposed. Aaron thinks that we need to have a look at the way we convey ideas up the chain of command. What do...

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 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 Skills

Looking at the Military Appreciation Process

In this short video, Douglas Clark looks at the pros and cons of the Military Appreciation Process. Essential viewing for all about to undertake a career course.

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.


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?

By Robert Gibson

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...

By Andrew Stokes

Staff Skills

Flirting with the Churn Curve

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

By Nathan Coultis

Staff Functions

Defence Writing – where ideas and motivation go to die?

Aaron Thomas is frustrated by the Defence writing standards, or rather the way they are imposed. Aaron thinks that we need to have a look at the way we convey ideas up the chain of command. What do...

By Aaron Thomas

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.

By Pat Henriques

Planning and Liaison

Electronic Warfare – Threat from a Command Post Perspective

Are we ready to wage war in the Electro Magnetic Spectrum?

By Gavin Wilson

Staff Skills

Looking at the Military Appreciation Process

In this short video, Douglas Clark looks at the pros and cons of the Military Appreciation Process. Essential viewing for all about to undertake a career course.

By Douglas Clark

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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