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Tactics

Writing Competition: Making the CSST 'Manoeuvre', in order to survive and generate operational tempo

CSSTs have long operated with CSSB tactics. They are slow and cumbersome and therefore moving a CSS node requires significant time investment. Robert Gibson has some other ideas.

Tactics

“Are we tac or non-tac?” - Overcoming the inconsistency of the ‘semi-tac’ working environment

James Fagg is frustrated by the inconsistencies in expected tactical behaviours. He proposed some ground rules that can easily be incorporated into orders so that soldiers know what is expected of...

Values

The Slouch Hat

The Slouch Hat is known and respected around the world and across the Australian community. Members should be proud to wear it and do so on every possible occasion.

Tactics

Navigating Terrain Analysis Part 1: The benefit of incorporating enemy analysis into terrain analysis

The Military Appreciation Process is a long and arduous process. Here, MAJ Hagerty looks at the process and breaks it down to help streamline this important task.


Values

1000 Miles to Light

1000 Miles to Light seeks to provide an opportunity to reconnect and to inspire through endurance running.

Leadership

Cove Challenge: 'Junior Commander Memoirs'

Coming to the end of a year always invokes reflection. Why not share your lessons with the 2022 newly appointed Junior Commanders to give them the helping hand you wish you had received.

Leadership

I Wish I Had Known That... - Interview with RSM-A on his top 5 responses

Join us for an interview with RSM-A with his top 5 responses for the 'I wish I had known that...' campaign.

Leadership

CAAL Podcast Series Episode #7: The Role of the Director General Army Leadership - Brigadier Ana Duncan CSC

In this CAAL Podcast we hear from Brigadier Ana Duncan, CSC on her role as Director General Army Leadership.


Training

Smart Soldier - The Science of Learning

In this article from Smart Soldier edition 54 we look how the brain works and the controlling reaction to sensory input as well as the storage of information.

Training

ASLO - Simulation Progress Update

An update on the Army School of Logistic Operations' training transformation work.

Training

Who is Instructing: You or Your PowerPoint?

'One of the most important considerations when using a PowerPoint presentation is the planning of how it is used to support the lesson, not drive the lesson'. Siobhan McSweeney encourages instructors...

Training

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#ICYMI - We are on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!

The Cove Podcasts explore aspects of PME within the Australian Army in an accessible and convenient format. There's something for everybody currently available. 


Values

1000 Miles to Light

1000 Miles to Light seeks to provide an opportunity to reconnect and to inspire through endurance running.

Values

Link | #ICYMI | Make your bed

It's time to get inspired! There remains value in the advice Admiral William McRaven shares in this short 20 min video.

Values

Book Review | No Visible Bruises

'No Visible Bruises' gives readers the opportunity to listen to the voices of victims, perpetrators and responders of domestic violence.

Values

How Binding is your Psychological Contract?

Psychological Contracts - Are they enough to ensure our soldiers fulfil their duties lawfully, loyally and faithfully? This article details how our individual perception can shape our commitment and...


Soldiers' Fives

The After Action Review

This video provides advice on how to conduct an After Action Review.

Soldiers' Fives

Blueprint for a Lesson

This video provides practical advice on how to structure a lesson.

Soldiers' Fives

Leadership Principles

In this short video, Brad Percy discusses the practical application of leadership.

Soldiers' Fives

Combined Arms Training for Effect

In this short video, members of 8/9 RAR discuss how the training they conducted utilising Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and Multi-role Helicopter has helped in setting them up for success when they...


Innovation and Adaptation

Chief of Army's Award for Instructional Excellence

Instructor of the Year for 2020, SGT Joshua Foster, shares his experience and provides useful tips for all our instructors to modernise Army's training approach.

By The Cove

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Leadership

Becoming the brush turkey: The role of balance, congruence, and competence on the path to leadership (2021 Cove Competition)

This 2021 Cove Competition entry lays out a model for leadership centred around reflection and a long-term view.

By Kathryn Ames

Leadership

Reflections on Psychological Rank (2021 Cove Competition)

This 2021 Cove Competition entry introduces the concept of psychological rank and how it relates to being a leader within Army.

By Bryn Smith

Leadership

Training Violence, Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Dichotomies in the Modern Warfighter (2021 Cove Competition)

5th place in the 2021 Cove Competition entry is all about using emotional intelligence to navigate difficult decisions Army personnel are faced with.

By Madison Lang

Leadership

Do Something!! (2021 Cove Competition Winner)

This 2021 Cove Competition entry speaks of combatting risk aversion, overthinking, and laziness by taking an action-forward stance, seeking to DO as a priority.

By Sean Gwynne

Leadership

Reflections on Learning to Lead with Moral Courage (2021 Cove Competition)

This 2021 Cove Competition entry implores leaders to develop and practice their moral courage to become a more valuable asset.

By Claire Withrington

Leadership

Will the Real Army Leaders Please Stand Up | Grounded Curiosity

Have you ever worked for a bad leader? Do others view you as a bad leader? What do you think looks right when it comes to leadership?

By Kelly Dunne

Values

The Slouch Hat

The Slouch Hat is known and respected around the world and across the Australian community. Members should be proud to wear it and do so on every possible occasion.

By Mark Grigg

Leadership

Servant Leaders: Can we survive and thrive in the military?

Servant Leadership is a style that emphasises empathy and investment in subordinates, and this article explains why this style might be particularly well suited to leading Reservists.

By Gabrielle Hendry

Values

JNCO QME: Edition 9 - Alcohol Misuse

Have you ever woken up after a big night of drinking worrying what you had done the night before?

By The Cove

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