Trenchline

Tactics

The Defeat of the Red Baron – Future Air Defence of the Manoeuvre Force

In this article Braden Holmes has a look at the Australian Army's current and future Air Defence capability.

Tactics

Lightweight Handheld Mortars: A Suitable and Effective Platform to be Organic to Rifle Platoons

Debate regarding provision of a lightweight mortar for employment within rifle platoons of the RAR has increased in the current decade.This article continues the discussion.

War Room

Our Stories: The ADF on Operations - Series Two Episode Eight: Anzac Reunion At Taji

Task Group Taji is a combined force of Australian and New Zealand Defence Force personnel that first deployed to Iraq in May 2015 at the request of the Iraqi Government.

War Room

Our Stories: The ADF on Operations: Series Two Episode Seven: Corporal Levi Stripp

Task Group Taji is a combined force of Australian and New Zealand Defence Force personnel that first deployed to Iraq in May 2015 at the request of the Iraqi Government.


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.

Leadership

The Six Pillars of a Successful NCO | The NCO Journal

Some wise guidance from one of our Friends and Partners.

Leadership

2019 Army Leadership Seminar | Part 6

The Cove was proud to support the inaugural Army Leadership Seminar which was held over 31 Jul - 01 Aug 19.

Leadership

2019 Army Leadership Seminar | Part 5

The Cove was proud to support the inaugural Army Leadership Seminar which was held over 31 Jul - 01 Aug 19.


Training

Reflections on the First Katari War

Joint Warfighting Assessment 19 was a major wargaming exercise held in the US last year. In this article, Grant Shottenkirk uses the scenario to identify tactical, technical and organisational...

Training

Preparing the Reinforcing Battle Group

This article highlights some of the lessons learned by Battle Group Jacka during Ex Talisman Sabre 19. The author hopes it will improve the generation, insertion and capability of future Reinforcing...

Training

The 2nd Lieutenant – a necessary development pathway for Part-time officers

Doug Laidlaw argues that the re-introduction of the rank of 2nd LT for army officers who commission through the Part Time Officer Commissioning Course would enable a structured learning pathway for...

Training

Drone Use at the Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

Headquarters Forces Command has issued the 'DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus' UAS to units across the command, this short video showcases just how the Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy are...


Values

‘And yet its stream ran through my heart’ | The Warrant Officer

Continuing our week of remembrance, this link from 'The Warrant Officer' provides a moving recount of one of the defining points of his life.

Values

Symbols of Remembrance

When she was asked to speak at her niece's school, Tara Bucknall decided to talk about some of the symbolism around Remembrance and what they mean to Australians. This article is a transcript of her...

Values

Australia's Unknown Soldier

On this day of remembrance, please take a minute to read former Prime Minster Paul Keating's powerful and striking eulogy for Australia's Unknown Soldier.

Values

CoveTalk | NAIDOC Week with RSM NORFORCE

This special NAIDOC Week CoveTalk was with RSM NORFOCE, WO1 Ken Nelliman.


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...


Training

Reflections on the First Katari War

Joint Warfighting Assessment 19 was a major wargaming exercise held in the US last year. In this article, Grant Shottenkirk uses the scenario to identify tactical, technical and organisational...

By Grant Shottenkirk

Training

Preparing the Reinforcing Battle Group

This article highlights some of the lessons learned by Battle Group Jacka during Ex Talisman Sabre 19. The author hopes it will improve the generation, insertion and capability of future Reinforcing...

By James Eling

Training

The 2nd Lieutenant – a necessary development pathway for Part-time officers

Doug Laidlaw argues that the re-introduction of the rank of 2nd LT for army officers who commission through the Part Time Officer Commissioning Course would enable a structured learning pathway for...

By Doug Laidlaw

Training

Drone Use at the Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

Headquarters Forces Command has issued the 'DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus' UAS to units across the command, this short video showcases just how the Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy are...

By The Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

Training

The Shared Warrant Officer and Senior-Non Commissioned Officer Experience and All-Corps Soldier Training

What do we want from our senior soldiers? Callum Waite examines analysis of instructor experiences at the Army's Warrant Officer and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Wing at Canungra.

By Callum Waite

Training

Transforming ICT Support to Army Training

As Army transforms it's training, Gordon Terry explores how a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept could transform how Army delivers ICT capability to the classroom.

By Gordon Terry

Training

Setting the Standard – Patrolling is not Combat Shooting | Grounded Curiosity

Another relevant and insightful post from Grounded Curiosity, this time on individual patrolling techniques. Are you ready to observe and engage the enemy before they do the same to you?

By The Cove

Training

The Jungle Book

This article, written by an instructor at Jungle Training Wing, explores how the Army can improve its ability to operate in the jungle.

By Nick Korfias

Values

‘And yet its stream ran through my heart’ | The Warrant Officer

Continuing our week of remembrance, this link from 'The Warrant Officer' provides a moving recount of one of the defining points of his life.

By The Cove

Values

Symbols of Remembrance

When she was asked to speak at her niece's school, Tara Bucknall decided to talk about some of the symbolism around Remembrance and what they mean to Australians. This article is a transcript of her...

By Tara Bucknall

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