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

The Cove's 2020 Writing Competition Results

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


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

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

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...


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

Quick Military Education (QME)

We have created some Quick Military Education (QME) exercises. Why not give it a try next time you and your team have some spare time on the range, in the field or even in the barracks.

Collective PME

Brisbane Cove Conference: 27 - 30 April 2021

Everything you need to enjoy and learn at the Brisbane Cove Conference 2021.

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

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...

Military History

The Highest Honour #13 | Wilbur Dartnell | Phillip Davey

In the article of The Highest Honour we look at William Dartnell, an Australian born VC recipient serving with Royal Fusiliers and Phillip Davey, a VC recipient of WW1 who also, along with his 2...

Military History

The Highest Honour #12 | Arthur Roden Cutler | Henry Dalziel

Sir Roden Cutler is one of Australia's most decorated soldiers and had an amazing military and civilian career. Harry Dalziel should not be overshadowed. His tremendous feats of bravery and...


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.


Collective PME

BCC Facilitators Page

Information for BCC Facilitators.

By The Cove

Collective PME

Quick Military Education (QME)

We have created some Quick Military Education (QME) exercises. Why not give it a try next time you and your team have some spare time on the range, in the field or even in the barracks.

By The Cove

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.

By Shaun Warburton

Collective PME

JNCO QME: Edition 3 - Ethical Decision Making

Another collective PME activity with the hard work done for you. Watch the movie clip and discuss your thoughts on Australians going over the parapet at Gallipoli. A must-have discussion with your...

By The Cove

Collective PME

JNCO QME: Edition 1 - Bystander Behaviour

Bystander behaviour has been a common phrase used around reporting incidents; but the team from WONCO-A shows it goes further than that and has a direct link to operational outcomes.

By The Cove

Collective PME

JNCO QME: Edition 2 - Toxic Leadership

It can be defined as the behaviour of a leader who puts their own well-being first while destroying the well-being of everyone underneath them — the type of person who would stand on the neck of...

By The Cove

Collective PME

Brisbane Cove Conference: 27 - 30 April 2021

Everything you need to enjoy and learn at the Brisbane Cove Conference 2021.

By The Cove

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...

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #13 | Wilbur Dartnell | Phillip Davey

In the article of The Highest Honour we look at William Dartnell, an Australian born VC recipient serving with Royal Fusiliers and Phillip Davey, a VC recipient of WW1 who also, along with his 2...

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #12 | Arthur Roden Cutler | Henry Dalziel

Sir Roden Cutler is one of Australia's most decorated soldiers and had an amazing military and civilian career. Harry Dalziel should not be overshadowed. His tremendous feats of bravery and...

By The Cove

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