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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.

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.


Leadership

What does leadership look like after COVID-19?

Darren Murch looks at five trends that he believes are contributing to changing human behaviour and how leadership will be affected by these trends.

Tactical and Technical

Professional Development for Junior Combat Leaders

In this article, COL Dave McCammon suggests that rather than waiting to learn through your own experience, you can grow through reading and learning from other's experiences. He shares a number of...

Leadership

Leading at the Tactical Level

In this post, Major General Jake Ellwood examines three key aspects of leadership at the tactical level: competence, communication and character.

Leadership

Seven ideas for Leadership beyond COVID-19

Major General Chris Field gives us seven ideas on how the ADF can lead our way beyond COVID-19.


Training

COVID-19 and the Australian Army

This article seeks to contrast the ways in which Sir Douglas Mawson and the ADF dealt with isolation and adversity, as well as make recommendations for the ADF as it transitions back to normalcy.

Training

Cove Challenge | Army's future FORGEN in 100 words

Army has put the call out to see who has some ideas on what they think the Army's future FORGEN might look like.

Training

Developing Army’s shooting capability - A Response

Members of the RMC-D Small Arms Training Team respond to a recent article about the constrains of weapon training in the Australian Army. A great read, back up by sound evidence, on how we are...

Training

Developing Army Shooting Capability through Superior Training Techniques

In this experience-based article, Peter Bowles suggests that we change the way we conduct and assess ‘combat shooting'.


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.

Values

The 21st Century ANZAC: Today’s Soldiers in Context

The Commander of 1st Division / Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, MAJGEN Jake Ellwood, shares his thoughts on the modern Australian Army soldier.

Values

ANZAC Day 2020

This year, we will need to consider other ways to commemorate Anzac Day. Here are a few suggestions for how you can still uphold the long held tradition of remembrance on this special day for all...

Values

How are you thinking in the COVID 19 world?

In this timely article, David Guthrie accepts that some of us may be feeling anxious at this time and gives some options that may get us feeling a little better.


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

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.

By Pascal Price

Training

COVID-19 and the Australian Army

This article seeks to contrast the ways in which Sir Douglas Mawson and the ADF dealt with isolation and adversity, as well as make recommendations for the ADF as it transitions back to normalcy.

By Special Operations Command

Training

Cove Challenge | Army's future FORGEN in 100 words

Army has put the call out to see who has some ideas on what they think the Army's future FORGEN might look like.

By The Cove

Training

Developing Army’s shooting capability - A Response

Members of the RMC-D Small Arms Training Team respond to a recent article about the constrains of weapon training in the Australian Army. A great read, back up by sound evidence, on how we are...

By Mark Bain

Leadership

What does leadership look like after COVID-19?

Darren Murch looks at five trends that he believes are contributing to changing human behaviour and how leadership will be affected by these trends.

By Darren Murch OAM

Training

Developing Army Shooting Capability through Superior Training Techniques

In this experience-based article, Peter Bowles suggests that we change the way we conduct and assess ‘combat shooting'.

By Peter Bowles

Training

Evolution of Royal Marines Commando leadership training

The Cove is proud to be a part of a broad network of PME organisations and today's article is the first in a series from the Command Wing of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. The article...

By Command Wing | Commando Training Centre Royal Marines

Training

Metacognitive Dragons; An Argument in Favour of Human Centric Information Operations

Chris Lake provides insight into how the Training Adversary System Support Cell (the team introducing DATE) are building the Information Operations Network to 'hand craft the core human network which...

By Christopher Lake

Training

Firing Under Fatigue: A Developing Concept at 8/9 RAR

Taylor Speedy shows us a look at the new training that his Battalion is undertaking after learning some lessons from the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meet 2020.

By Taylor Speedy

Training

Decisive Action Training Environment and the Hybrid Threat of the Trans-national criminal syndicate

Barry Laming looks at how DATE has significantly broadened the threat picture to include real world threats. In this article, he focuses on the trans-national criminal threat of the Russian mafia.

By Barry Laming

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