|AUSTRALIAN ARMY JOURNAL |
The following is the text of an address given by the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, to the Royal Australian Navys Sea Power Conference in Sydney on 31 January 2012. Lieutenant General Morrison stated that the introduction into the Australian Defence Force of new amphibious capability is anything but routine. The Landing Helicopter Docks cannot be thought of as merely a transport ...Read more >
|160 Pages |
|TESTING THE TENETS OF MANOEUVRE |
In September 1943, the 9th Australian Division, having been recalled from an arduous desert campaign in the Middle East which included the eight-month defence of Tobruk against Rommels Afrika Korps, was hastily refitted, retrained and despatched northward to fight the Japanese in the dense, fetid jungles of New ...Read more >
|45 Pages |
|ARMYS FUTURE LAND OPERATING CONCEPT |
The purpose of Adaptive Campaigning-Future Land Operating Concept (AC-FLOC) is to
provide the conceptual and philosophical framework and force modernisation guidance to the Army in order to ensure that it remains postured to meet the demands of the future. It is developed firmly within the higher guidance and parameters provided by Defence White Paper 2009 (WP ...Read more >
|100 Pages |
|CONNECTING WITH CONFIDENCE OPTIMISING AUSTRALIAS DIGITAL FUTURE |
This discussion paper seeks your views on a wide range of issues, including how we can together minimise cyber risks so we can maximise social and economic opportunities in the digital economy. We greatly value your views on how we can get the right balance between Australias social, economic and security ...Read more >
|36 Pages |
|DESIGN AND PLANNING OF CAMPAIGNS AND OPERATIONS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY |
This guide was an investigation of the latest developments in US
Army thinking about the design of operations and campaigns. The purpose of the
investigation was to see whether the Australian Army ought to adopt the US Army
methodology within its own doctrine. As with most investigations of this kind, it
revealed much more than just the relative merits of American thinking on designing
operations and ...Read more >
|108 Pages |
|THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE BETTER APPLICATION OF HUMAN FACTORS TO ENHANCE THE MILITARY APPRECIATION PROCESS |
The topic of this paper is the Military Appreciation Process (MAP), which is the
structured procedure employed by the Australian Army for operational planning.
The paper argues that, while the MAP is generally very effective, it could be further
improved by better application of human factors. Specifically, better use of the personal
role of the commander, intuition, and creativity will result in both higher quality plans
and more efficient conduct of the planning process. The paper draws ...Read more >
|47 Pages |
|PEACE OPERATIONS |
• Conducting a peace operation (PO) is one option available to the
international community to assist in the prevention, resolution or
containment of a conflict.
• Contemporary PO involve political, military and humanitarian
organisations striving to meet a common objective.
• PO make use of diplomatic, civil and military means, normally in
pursuit of United Nations (UN) Charter purposes and principles.
• Consent, impartiality, the use of force and legitimacy and are the
fundamental ...Read more >
|112 Pages |
|OPERATIONAL EMPLOYMENT OF SPACE |
• The space domain is a different operating domain to the air domain.
• The physical principles governing the operation of vehicles in space
are unlike those governing vehicles in the Earth’s atmosphere.
• While the Australian Defence Force (ADF) relies heavily on spacebased
assets, the environment in which they operate is extremely
• International law with respect to space is predicated on five
international treaties and a number of ...Read more >
|88 Pages |
|PEACE OPERATIONS PLANNING AND PROCEDURES |
•A peace operation (PO) is one response option available to the international community to assist in the prevention, resolution or containment of a conflict.
•PO are conducted in support of political and diplomatic efforts to establish and maintain peace.
•The fundamental principles guiding a military force in PO are consent, impartiality, the use of force and ...Read more >
|186 Pages |
|DOCTRINE AND TRAINING |
•Doctrine informs training and training must be founded on doctrine without becoming prescriptive.
•Defence’s individual and collective training regime is based on a strategic level analysis of military strategy.
•Defence’s doctrine provides the intellectual basis upon which Defence conducts ...Read more >
|100 Pages |
The aim of this publication is to guide the development of leadership in the ADF. This document describes the basic leadership tenets, principles, behaviours and considerations necessary for leadership in the ADF. While well founded leadership principles are included, the document’s purpose is to inform current military thought rather than present dogma for rigid ...Read more >
|154 Pages |