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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...

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.


Leadership

Learning and Leading through Collaboration

Essential reading for RMC cadets, young officers and Platoon Sergeants. Chris Thorburn shares his most important lessons as a Platoon Commander.

Leadership

Leadership vs Management

Army states that it wants leaders, not managers. In this article Chris McDougall argues that management and leadership aren’t two ends of a spectrum; they are complementary lines of effort that all...

Leadership

UK Centre for Army Leadership
SNCO Leadership Day | UK Centre for Army Leadership

On 24 Sep 2020, the UK's Centre for Army Leadership launched their inaugural SNCO Leadership Day. Amongst a suite of distinguished officers, SGT Ben Katz's spoke to SNCO leadership from an Australian...

Leadership

Link | Leading Reserves | The Army Leader

Another quality leadership article from one of the top 200 leadership websites.


Training

SAS Australia - Does being ranked against your peers work?

Tackling the emotive topic of peer rankings; Brody Hannan argues they are as much a test of the team as they are of the individual.

Training

Along the path of training modernisation

Ben Kreis gives us an insight into the training advances at the Geospatial Intelligence Wing (GIW) of the Defence Force School of Intelligence (DFSI).

Training

Modernisation of Defence Music Training

Glenn Rogers, the Commanding Officer of the Defence Force School of Music explains how his unit has developed a very successful ‘blended’ strategy suitable for the Total Workforce System.

Training

Building the Future Ready training system

ASLO is transforming the suite of logistics officer courses (SOLOC) to enable logistic planners within the accelerated digitised environment. Army now needs to optimise the interwoven learning path...


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...

Values

Unified Defence Values and Behaviours

The Chief of Army issued an order on 6 October 2020 announcing Army’s transition from its values to the Defence Values. This article reflects on what this could mean to you.

Values

Link | The Spiral of Silence | Farnam Street

Farnam Street is a website that wants to help you master the best of what other people have already figured out.

Values

Is stoicism an appropriate philosophy for the military?

In this article Pascal Price explores stoicism to discover if it is appropriate for members of the ADF.


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...


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...

By Darren Murch OAM

Training

SAS Australia - Does being ranked against your peers work?

Tackling the emotive topic of peer rankings; Brody Hannan argues they are as much a test of the team as they are of the individual.

By Brody Hannan

Leadership

Learning and Leading through Collaboration

Essential reading for RMC cadets, young officers and Platoon Sergeants. Chris Thorburn shares his most important lessons as a Platoon Commander.

By Chris Thorburn

Training

Along the path of training modernisation

Ben Kreis gives us an insight into the training advances at the Geospatial Intelligence Wing (GIW) of the Defence Force School of Intelligence (DFSI).

By Ben Kreis

Leadership

Leadership vs Management

Army states that it wants leaders, not managers. In this article Chris McDougall argues that management and leadership aren’t two ends of a spectrum; they are complementary lines of effort that all...

By Chris McDougall

Training

Modernisation of Defence Music Training

Glenn Rogers, the Commanding Officer of the Defence Force School of Music explains how his unit has developed a very successful ‘blended’ strategy suitable for the Total Workforce System.

By Glenn Rogers

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.

By Robert Gibson

Training

Building the Future Ready training system

ASLO is transforming the suite of logistics officer courses (SOLOC) to enable logistic planners within the accelerated digitised environment. Army now needs to optimise the interwoven learning path...

By David Hindmarsh

Training

A reduction in residential logistics - increased flexibility for your CO or undermining logistic capability?

The Suite of Logistics Officers Courses (SOLOC) has changed, Matthew Chapman agrees that it had to change; however, he has a different plan.

By Matthew Chapman

Training

Writing Competition | Simplifying Army: Training Transformation at a Sub-Unit Level

McLeod William Wood shares some efficiencies in training at the sub-unit level.

By McLeod William Wood

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