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Call for Articles - Understanding Yourself and Others as a Leader

In 2021, The Cove is delivering content in concentrated themes throughout the year to align with Army's Professional Learning Clusters and broader Army activities. Right now we're calling for...

PME Resources

What a year....

Whilst many would say that 2020 has not been a good year, we can't say that for The Cove...

PME Resources

Enabling Amphibious Tempo - Falklands War Case Study

In line with the Forces Command Reading List 2020-21 Directive, the 17th Sustainment Brigade conducted some PME to provide insights into how we support the Australian Amphibious Force.

PME Resources

The Cove's 2020 Writing Competition Results

The judges have deliberated on this year's Cove Writing Competition submissions, and the winner is....


Cove Talks

Commander 2nd Division Engagement

On 17 November 2020, Commander 2nd Division, MAJGEN Kathryn Campbell AO, CSC and Regimental Sergeant Major WO1 Darren Murch OAM, addressed the officers and soldiers of the 2nd Division.

Cove Talks

CDF Engagement with 3 Brigade

The Cove is proud to present the recording of the live streamed engagement event between Chief of the Defence Force, GEN Angus Campbell AO, DSC and members of the 3rd Combat Brigade.

Cove Talks

CoveTalk | DOCM-A, COL Mick Say DSC on LTCOL Career Management | 24 Feb 20

On 24 February 2020, the Director of Officer Career Management - Army, COL Mick Say, DSC spoke to LTCOLs across the Army regarding recent changes to career management and expectations within the...

Cove Talks

CoveTalk | ICRC with Dr Ahmed Al-Dawoody

The ICRC CoveTalk was held on 10 Feb 2020 a the Australian Defence College. Dr Al-Dawoody from the International Committee of the Red Cross discusses how Islamic law regulates the use of force and...


Reading for War

Book review | Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, By Sebastian Junger

"...veterans [that] encounter chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not so much a poor reflection on Army and soldiers, but a result of our broader community’s lack of capacity for...

Reading for War

Book Review | Moral Injury: Unseen Wounds in an Age of Barbarism, By Tom Frame

'Moral Injury: Unseen Wounds in an Age of Barbarism' is foundational reading for all chaplains and other military professionals interested in understanding and healing moral injury, or even better...

Reading for War

ASLO PME activity - Reading for War

CO ASLO set a PME task for his soldiers and officers to read a book and provide a review in 5 mins. This article features the video presentations by the staff.

Reading for War

FORCOMD Commanders' PME Activity 2020-2021 | 16 Aviation Brigade

In line with the Forces Command Reading List 2020-21 Directive, the 16th Aviation Brigade conducted some PME and produced a series of videos about the book, ‘Redefining the Modern Military – The...


Collective PME

National Reconciliation Week: 27 May - 03 June

This year The Cove is recognising National Reconciliation Week by providing a PME package that explores the themes of reconciliation. You can complete the package as an individual or discuss your...

Collective PME

Commanding Officer 16 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery | Professional Military Education Resources 2020

Mark Mankowski is the current Commanding Officer of 16 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, a staunch supporter of PME and regular contributor to The Cove. He and his team compiled this PME resource...

Collective PME

PME in a time of Coronavirus

What can you do to continue developing yourself and your people during the COVID19 pandemic? Well, we have some suggestions for you.

Collective PME

CoveTalk | DOCM-A, COL Mick Say DSC on LTCOL Career Management | 24 Feb 20

On 24 February 2020, the Director of Officer Career Management - Army, COL Mick Say, DSC spoke to LTCOLs across the Army regarding recent changes to career management and expectations within the...


Conditioning

Nutrition and its effect on performance, injury rates and long term health

Better nutrition makes for a better soldier! In this article Brenden Robinson advocates for the provision of nutrient dense food and mandated nutritional education to influence healthy habits across...

Conditioning

Give us all Extras! Contributing to the prevention of MEC downgrades through subsidised healthcare ‘extras'

In this excellent article, Dominic Lopez argues that if the ADF were to provide 'extras' healthcare cover, it would not only help in preventing injury, but would also improve unit readiness.

Conditioning

The trick to moving forward whilst standing still: the importance of reflection in leadership

Self-isolation has taught Leigh-teagan Wilde to be reflective; in this article she shares her journey with us.

Conditioning

Top Tips for Working from Home or How to Stop Being Annoyed in the COVID-19 World

While this article from Jacquie Costello is aimed at Australian Army members who have found themselves working from home, her 'top tips' will be of use to anyone.


Military History

The Highest Honour #6 | Walter Brown | Alexander Buckley

This week's VC recipients, Second Gunner Walter Brown and Corporal Alexander Buckley were recognised for their acts of bravery in World War 1.

Military History

The Highest Honour #5 | Arthur Blackburn | Albert Borella

From Private soldier to Brigadier, Arthur Blackburn has a truly impressive life story. Captain Borella is equally as inspiring, with service in both World Wars and heroic tales that is worthy of a...

Military History

The Highest Honour #4 | Frederick Birks | John Bisdee

This week's VC recipients, Second Lieutenant Frederick Birks and Trooper John Bisdee were recognised for their acts of bravery in The Boer War and World War 1.

Military History

Lieutenant FREDERICK WILLIAM BELL &  Private ROBERT MATTHEW BEATHAM
The Highest Honour #3 | Frederick Bell | Robert Beatham

This week's VC recipients LT Frederick Bell and PT Robert Beatham are recognised by their selfless and courageous acts.


Wargaming

Is Wargaming A Useful Tool to Train Officers?

There are many ways to wargame, in this article Ray Janowicz looks at the worth of miniature gaming in training officers.

Wargaming

Playing Board Games for PME? Using Diplomacy to Discuss Communication, Strategy, Values and Ethics

In this article Chaplain John Dansie reports on the results of using the board game 'Diplomacy' as a training tool for character training.

Wargaming

Reinvigorating Wargaming – Time to Establish ‘Fight Club’

In this article David Hill argues that we need to introduce wargaming 'Fight Clubs' to re-invigorate wargaming as a form of PME.

Wargaming

What Does Open AI Mean for the Military

OpenAI Five is an interesting milestone in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) project that sketches out a clear pat


Doctrine

LWP-G 7-6-1: Adventurous Training – Planning Experiential Learning Activities

LWP-G 7-6-1 is the Australian Army's doctrine on Adventurous Training – Planning Experiential Learning Activities.

Doctrine

LWP-CA (ENGR) 5-1-3: Soils

LWP-CA (ENGR) 5-1-3 is the Australian Army's doctrine on Soils.

Doctrine

LWP-G 7-6-5: Adventurous Training – Sea Kayaking

LWP-G 7-6-5 is the Australian Army's doctrine on Adventurous Training – Sea Kayaking.

Doctrine

LWP-G 7-6-4: Adventurous Training – Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

LWP-G 7-6-4 is the Australian Army's doctrine on Adventurous Training – Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking.


PME Resources

Call for Articles - Understanding Yourself and Others as a Leader

In 2021, The Cove is delivering content in concentrated themes throughout the year to align with Army's Professional Learning Clusters and broader Army activities. Right now we're calling for...

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #6 | Walter Brown | Alexander Buckley

This week's VC recipients, Second Gunner Walter Brown and Corporal Alexander Buckley were recognised for their acts of bravery in World War 1.

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #5 | Arthur Blackburn | Albert Borella

From Private soldier to Brigadier, Arthur Blackburn has a truly impressive life story. Captain Borella is equally as inspiring, with service in both World Wars and heroic tales that is worthy of a...

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #4 | Frederick Birks | John Bisdee

This week's VC recipients, Second Lieutenant Frederick Birks and Trooper John Bisdee were recognised for their acts of bravery in The Boer War and World War 1.

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #3 | Frederick Bell | Robert Beatham

This week's VC recipients LT Frederick Bell and PT Robert Beatham are recognised by their selfless and courageous acts.

By The Cove

Lieutenant FREDERICK WILLIAM BELL &  Private ROBERT MATTHEW BEATHAM

Conditioning

Nutrition and its effect on performance, injury rates and long term health

Better nutrition makes for a better soldier! In this article Brenden Robinson advocates for the provision of nutrient dense food and mandated nutritional education to influence healthy habits across...

By Brenden Robinson

Reading for War

Book review | Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, By Sebastian Junger

"...veterans [that] encounter chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not so much a poor reflection on Army and soldiers, but a result of our broader community’s lack of capacity for...

By Darren Cronshaw

Military History

The Highest Honour #2 | Peter Badcoe | Cameron Baird

This week's VC recipients, Major Peter Badcoe and CPL Cameron Baird were recognised for their acts of bravery in Vietnam and Afghanistan.

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #1 | Charles Anderson | Thomas Axford

For the first post of 'The Highest Honour' we are looking at VC recipients Charles Anderson and Thomas Axford.

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour

Throughout this year we will be looking at the Australians who have won the Victoria Cross and what they did to deserve 'The Highest Honour'.

By The Cove

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