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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....


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

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...

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.


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

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

Readings and discussion points for unit PME activities.

Collective PME

Build on you

Build on You is an online learning platform designed to give APS and Defence personnel exposure to the Eight Future Focussed Capabilities. It will help you build your career profile and get you ready...

Collective PME

Knowing Yourself and Others as a Leader - One Stop Shop

One stop shop for the Knowing Yourself and Others theme resources.


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.


Military History

The Highest Honour #22 | Neville Howse | George Ingram

Neville House not only was awarded a VC but fought for change when it came to medical evacuations, while George Ingram captured nine machine-gun posts and killed forty two Germans.

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #21 | John Hamilton | George Howell

One would think that being awarded a VC in World War 1, that these gents had sufficiently served their country. Not in their eyes! Both of these gentlemen continued to serve their country in World...

By The Cove

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...

By The Cove

Collective PME

Build on you

Build on You is an online learning platform designed to give APS and Defence personnel exposure to the Eight Future Focussed Capabilities. It will help you build your career profile and get you ready...

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #20 | Stan Gurney | Arthur Hall

Private Gurney never made it home but his heroic actions in WW2 saw him posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. While Lieutenant Hall, an absolute hero saved many of his mates earning his Victoria...

By The Cove

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...

By Alistair Pope

Collective PME

Knowing Yourself and Others as a Leader - One Stop Shop

One stop shop for the Knowing Yourself and Others theme resources.

By The Cove

Reading for War

Understanding yourself and others as a leader - bookend

To round out our theme of 'Understanding yourself and others as a leader', we add this virtual bookend created by Darren Cronshaw with seven of his book reviews on the topic of leadership.

By Darren Cronshaw

Collective PME

Brisbane Cove Conference 2021 - User Survey

Thank you for attending the Brisbane Cove Conference. We hope you enjoyed the presentations and the time to reflect and discuss what you learnt and how you can use in your workplace.

By The Cove

Military History

The Highest Honour #19 |Percy Gratwick | Robert Grieve

Some made it home to continue to serve their nation in different ways, others were found were buried where they died. See the story of how PTE Percy Gratwick and CAPT Robert Grieve won their VCs.

By The Cove

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