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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.

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.


Leadership

Tips for New Platoon Commanders

The Cove's collation of articles and resources for new Lieutenants and Platoon/Troop Commanders.

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.


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

Understanding Self-Control

Self-control is like a muscle that can become fatigued, therefore military leaders should be conscious of this vulnerability.

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

Smart Soldier - Australian National Flag Basics

Do you know the correct flag procedures? This article from Smart Soldier will ensure you get it right.

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.


Leadership

Honest Mistakes and Better Soldiers

This article contains advice on how to address mistakes to make for better soldiering.

By David Griffiths

Leadership

Tips for New Platoon Commanders

The Cove's collation of articles and resources for new Lieutenants and Platoon/Troop Commanders.

By The Cove

Leadership

Tips for New Regimental Sergeant Majors

This article is a library of helpful resources for Regimental Sergeant Majors.

By The Cove

Leadership

Journey - Leading Transformation

If you are looking for challenging opportunities to develop your leadership skills whilst obtaining micro-credentialing towards an MBA, register for the Q&A session on 09 Dec 21.

By The Cove

Leadership

Tips for New Sub-Unit Commanders

Learn from those before you. A short reading list for new sub-unit commanders.

By The Cove

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

Responsibility, Accountability and Culpability – Three Cognitive Pillars to guide command comprehension and decision making

A senior officer shares on the cognitive pillars they have used to guide their command and decision making process.

By Michael Scott

Leadership

Communication and Planning and on the Job Learning - A Junior Officer's Reflection

A junior officer reflects on the importance of communication and on the job learning.

By Ashby Green

Leadership

Important Leadership Attributes of Junior Officers

This article expands on Army's five values and how they relate to junior leadership.

By Aiden Sauer

Leadership

Tips for new Commanding Officers

This article is a library of helpful resources for newly appointed Commanding Officers and their staff.

By The Cove

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