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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

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

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

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.

Collective PME

#KYR: Fiji - The Vuvale Partnership

The Vuvale Partnership is the name given to the partnership between Fiji and Australia. This article gives more depth on what it is and what it means for both countries.


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

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...

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...


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.


Collective PME

#KYR: Fiji - The Vuvale Partnership

The Vuvale Partnership is the name given to the partnership between Fiji and Australia. This article gives more depth on what it is and what it means for both countries.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Fiji - Economy

This article focuses on the financial aspects of Fiji, including international trade and domestic economics.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Fiji - Military

This article gives an overview of military in Fiji; including its structure, previous coups, peacekeeping missions, and its cooperation with Australian military.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Fiji - Information

This article gives general information about Fiji, with attention given to the topics such as culture, public affairs and media.

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: Fiji - Diplomacy

This article provides information on Fiji's relationships with other nations, giving a brief history before focusing on its modern relationships with Australia, China, the USA, and Russia.

By The Cove

PME Resources

RU OK?

A compilation of previously published articles on The Cove about mental health and resilience. Maybe these can form the basis of the conversations you have with your friends, family and colleagues...

By The Cove

PME Resources

Chief of Army Vidcast: Watch it here

Chief of Army addresses the workforce about the upcoming C2 changes within Army and answers a few of the questions submitted by you.

By The Cove

Military History

The Cove's Military History Lockdown Quiz - Answers and Winners

How did you go with The Cove's Military History Lockdown Quiz? Check out the questions, answers and links to further information on each of this special events in our military history.

By The Cove

PME Resources

Let's Talk About Afghanistan

With the rapid capitulation of Afghanistan’s government to the Taliban-led militant forces some of us who served in Afghanistan may be experiencing a range of emotions. This article, prepared by 1...

By The Cove

Collective PME

#KYR: The Koreas - Economy

As with any overview of the two Korean economies, this article reveals a stark contrast between their makeup and magnitude.

By The Cove

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