Unit PME

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...

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

NAIDOC Week - 08-15 November 2020

NAIDOC Week looks to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This article looks at how Army connects with our First Nations people.


Leadership

ICYMI-How do we win the next war?

How do we win the next war? It is argued through developing the Army's intellectual capacity.

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

RUSI 2021 Seminar - Island Australia: Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region

With a long list of distinguished speakers, be sure to put a placeholder in your diary to tune in to The Cove to watch the RUSI NSW 2021 Seminar.

Cove Talks

COVETALK: Dr John Lee

Dr John Lee, former Senior National Security Advisor to the previous Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop, MP. Watch this video (on the DPN only) for his honest assessment on the rise of...


Reading for War

An Ordinary Man and his Exceptional War: The Jock McLaren Story

With a story like Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese, it is surprising his name is not more widely known in the Australian Army community. The Cove aims to...

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.


Collective PME

Interview with Natalie Sambhi: Getting to know the Indonesian Military

This is an interview with Natalie Sambhi on a subject she is an expert on: the Indonesian military.

Collective PME

Know Your Region Series - #KYR

Understanding the geopolitical world we live in is fundamental to us as military professionals. In this Know Your Region series The Cove gives you a shortcut to understanding other nations in the...

Collective PME

Ethics: What We Can Learn From the Case of SGT Blackman

Readings and discussion points for unit PME activities.


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 Chief of Army's History Conference - 10 Nov 2021

Register your interest to virtually attend the Chief of Army's History Conference which is aimed to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past when mobilising Defence resources.

Military History

AWM 131 28 / AWM 134485A
The Highest Honour #26 | Richard Kelliher | Edward Kenna

Both these gentlemen earnt their VC through exceptional bravery in the jungles of New Guinea.

Military History

80 Years on: Remembering the rats of Tobruk

The Rats of Tobruk have become folk lore in Australia and with the 80th anniversary upon us, Shaun takes the time to reflect on the importance of their mission.

Military History

The Highest Honour #14 | Tom Derrick | Mark Donaldson

The actions of Tom Derrick could have seen him win multiple awards for heroism, an absolute hero who, by his actions put Australian Forces on the front foot multiple times, while few words can do...


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

Introduction to Wargaming

Andrew Somerville from the Royal Military College provides a presentation to introduce wargaming as a valuable learning tool.


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.


Cove Talks

RUSI 2021 Seminar - Island Australia: Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region

With a long list of distinguished speakers, be sure to put a placeholder in your diary to tune in to The Cove to watch the RUSI NSW 2021 Seminar.

By The Cove

Military History

Reflections of a Last Post Ceremony

Our very own SO3 PME - Captain Jody Nicoll shares her reflections from the Last Post Ceremony for Flight Sergeant Gordon Maxwell Crouch.

By Jody Nicoll

Collective PME

#KYR: Indonesia - Special Issue

This article explores the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of 2004 as it relates to Indonesia, with attention paid to Australia's response.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Indonesia - Military

This article describes Indonesia's military and its unique relationship with the country's people.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Indonesia - Economy

This article describes Indonesia's economy and trade.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Indonesia - Information

This article explores the geographical, cultural and technological facets of Indonesia.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Indonesia - Diplomacy

This article covers Indonesia's historical and contemporary foreign relations.

By The Cove

Military History

What has Jock of the Bushveld got to do with Remembrance Day?

The article teaches how the author of Jock of the Bushveld contributed to Remembrance Day.

By Peter Sleeth and Ron Jithoo

Military History

Operational Analysis on The Battle of Amiens

This is an operational analysis on the Battle of Amiens based on, 'The Catastrophe' by German officer Thilo Von Bose.

By Daniel Turner

Collective PME

Interview with Natalie Sambhi: Getting to know the Indonesian Military

This is an interview with Natalie Sambhi on a subject she is an expert on: the Indonesian military.

By Samuel J. Cox

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