On leveraging the talented staff and students at military education institutions to think about future force designs and operating concepts.
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The Governor-General of Australia, General Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, addresses ADFA staff and trainees
A short piece on why the 1983 article by General Don Starry retains contemporary relevance to future-focused, adaptive national security institutions.
Dr David Connery proposes a new way to conceive the levels of war, building on t
This report highlights recommendations that represent an opportunity for the ADF to enhance capacity for coordinated joint maritime warfare planning and execution, and provide a platform for Maritime Trade Operations employment as a niche warfare capability.
The annual Jamie Cullens Defence Leadership and Ethics Essay Competition (JCEC) was established in 2018 to promote critical thinking and discussion around contemporary leadership and ethics, and considerations for ethical issues for the future of the profession of arms. The Forge welcomes you to read the prize winning essays for 2018! The JCEC is open to all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and Department of Defence Australian Public Servants (APS) and the 2019 call for submissions will be released soon.
Dr. Michael Fitzsimmons at the U.S.
A short essay on the Military and Defence Studies Program taught by the ANU's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the significance of ANU's research-based teaching on strategy, leadership and military history, and on the need to remain nimble minded for what happens next.
On science fiction, JPME and thinking about future military institutions.
If you are thinking of researching or writing on a topic that matters to Defence, have a look at this list. Every topic has been identified by a Service or Group as being important to them in 2019. The list will be particularly useful to Defence or ADC students who are required to choose research paper topics. The list provides a great opportunity to ensure that your work is of strategic interest, furthers professional discourse and may be relevant to your future career.
Mick Ryan discusses the establishment of the new Australian War College in 2019.