Unit PME

PME Resources

A new reflective journal app AVAILABLE NOW!

Don't have a pen handy when you need to do some reflection? Well the Army's Reflective Journal is now available as an app. Download yours today.

PME Resources

Link | What is PME Anyway? | The Wavell Room

'What is PME Anyway', that is a good question, we should know by now. In this article from The Wavell Room, Dr Michael D. Clark trys to answer the question.

PME Resources

Link | Professional Military Education Needs More Creativity, Not More History | War on the Rocks

Over the past few years professional military education has become an important part of how we develop our people. However, the team at War on the Rocks wonders whether we are teaching the right...

PME Resources

Link | Embedding Creativity in Professional Military Education | Strategy Bridge

Adam Lowther, Brooke Mitchell, Gerard Puccio, and Nathan Schwagler talk more about the importance of creativity in professional military education and how it may be embedded into the current...


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...

Cove Talks

CoveTalk | 2 DIV Commander - 19 Nov 2019

MAJGEN Campbell, Commander of the 2nd Division, gave a CoveTalk on 19 November 2019 which explained how the reserve component of the Army is transforming to better deliver capability.

Cove Talks

5 Brigade CoveTalk | 19 October 2019

On 19 October 2019 the Commander and RSM of the 5th Brigade engaged reserve units within the formation via a live CoveTalk.


Reading for War

A Worth of Fiction

Callum Muntz looks at what reading fiction can teach us.

Reading for War

Book Review | The Journey of You - Be the Hero of Your Own Adventure

'Dr Jackson is an expert in professional leadership and development, a visiting fellow at the Australian War College, monthly contributor to The Leadership Review magazine, published author and...

Reading for War

Book Review | Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life | Martin Seligman

How optimistic are you, or do you believe you are a natural pessimist? This book review by Chris Field examines Dr Martin Seligman's new book 'Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life...

Reading for War

Book Review | In the Wake of Plague: The Black Death and the World it made

We are all living the changes that are happing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what can we learn from the past? Tara Bucknall reviews one the few books that has a look at the “Black Death” and...


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

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.

Conditioning

Training Mental Toughness - The Future of Mental Welfare

Mental toughness is often used as a buzzword in the Army, but what does it actually mean and how does it work? Damien de Pyle explores these questions from an informed perspective and provides some...


Military History

Medals Of The Month | August 2020 |Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth William Starr, CMG, OBE

For September 2020 we are looking at the honours and awards of Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth William Starr, CMG, OBE

Military History

This Week In History | Week 39

This week we are looking at the battle of Nui Le, Operation Jaywick and the battle of St. Quentin Canal.

Military History

This Week In History | Week 38

This weeks history raid is spread across three different wars, with the capture of Lae in WW2, the arrival of the 3RAR Advanced Party in Korea and the landing of INTERFET in East Timor.

Military History

This Week in History | Week 37

This weeks foray into the past uncovered a liberator crash at Port Moresby, the surrender of Italy and the battle of Bita Paka.


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

Wargaming

Using a COTS PC Game to Run a CPX

Learn about the RMAS experience with this presentation and article.

Wargaming

The ADF Wargaming Association

A video recording of SGT Ty Casey's presentation to the HQ FORCOMD Wargaming Conference.


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

A new reflective journal app AVAILABLE NOW!

Don't have a pen handy when you need to do some reflection? Well the Army's Reflective Journal is now available as an app. Download yours today.

By The Cove

Military History

Medals Of The Month | August 2020 |Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth William Starr, CMG, OBE

For September 2020 we are looking at the honours and awards of Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth William Starr, CMG, OBE

By The Cove

Reading for War

A Worth of Fiction

Callum Muntz looks at what reading fiction can teach us.

By Callum Muntz

Military History

This Week In History | Week 39

This week we are looking at the battle of Nui Le, Operation Jaywick and the battle of St. Quentin Canal.

By The Cove

Military History

This Week In History | Week 38

This weeks history raid is spread across three different wars, with the capture of Lae in WW2, the arrival of the 3RAR Advanced Party in Korea and the landing of INTERFET in East Timor.

By The Cove

Military History

This Week in History | Week 37

This weeks foray into the past uncovered a liberator crash at Port Moresby, the surrender of Italy and the battle of Bita Paka.

By The Cove

Reading for War

Book Review | The Journey of You - Be the Hero of Your Own Adventure

'Dr Jackson is an expert in professional leadership and development, a visiting fellow at the Australian War College, monthly contributor to The Leadership Review magazine, published author and...

By Chris Field

PME Resources

Link | What is PME Anyway? | The Wavell Room

'What is PME Anyway', that is a good question, we should know by now. In this article from The Wavell Room, Dr Michael D. Clark trys to answer the question.

By The Cove

Military History

This week in History | Week 36

Our quick jog into the past has found start of the Battle of Mont St Quentin, the surrender of Japan, the start of the Second World War and the landing of the Australain 9th Division at Lae.

By The Cove

Military History

Cove Thoughts | Lessons from Long Tan

On this Vietnam Veterans' Day, The Cove is proud to present this podcast interview with David Sabben, the Platoon Commander of 12 Platoon, D Company, 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan. The lessons he...

By The Cove

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