By far one of the best articles that has come out of The Cove. ‘Seagull’s “How to Make CPs and Alienate the Enemy” – Tips From a Battle Group Operations Officer’ gives great insights into the ways in which a HQ element can best conduct their operations to maximise efficiency, and more. https://www.cove.org.au/command-post/article-seagulls-how-to-make-cps-and-alienate-the-enemy-tips-from-a-battle-group-operations-officer/
An excellent document produced by Lieutenant Colonel David Dunphy, and is a collection of David’s ‘random thoughts and observations’ acquired from “his time as Major and upon reflection as an instructor at Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, USA”. https://www.themilitaryleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Iron-Major-Survival-Guide-V2.pdf
The latest chapter in the Australian Army’s online training initiative “The Cove”, has today been released. The chapter is named “Command Post”, and is aimed at developing Junior Staff in the areas of command. AACAP will continue to promote new information from this page, and The Cove into the future. Link Below. https://www.cove.org.au/category/command-post/
https://www.cove.org.au/adaptation/resource-the-unofficial-staff-officer-guide-book-by-claire-pearson/ A good guide produced by Squadron Leader Claire Pearson, containing a collection of handy tips and advice to assist anyone appointed into a staff role.
An excellent write up on the importance of conducting support and logistical rehearsals to ensure success. https://www.army.mil/article/201317/support_rehearsals_are_critical_for_maneuver_commanders
An excellent story in the latest edition of Australian Army Newsletter, on a group of nine teenagers from Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre in Perth, who discovered what they could become with Australian Army Cadets. armynews.realviewdigital.com/?startpage=21&ArticleTitle=1807335#.Wng7o6IdPvY.link Sourced Story (via Australian Army Newsletter. Credit to Lt-Col Robert Barnes) : WESTERN Australia’s newest ACU has played a…
An excellent post from the New Zealand Cadet Forces Facebook page, by Lieutenant Colonel Grant Morris, Commandant NZ Cadet Forces. The post raises some beneficial points on some of the essential aspects of being an NCO, particularly for those who are new NCO’s. Posted by New Zealand Cadet Forces on Saturday, January 27, 2018
In our last post of 2017, we look at an excellent write up by ‘Brain Pickings’, looking at the challenges of approaching a difficult situation. This is a great piece as it goes into deep analysis of the best ways to approach a variety of situations. https://www.cove.org.au/breakin/article-arguing-intelligently-via-brainpickings/
A great video produced by Sergeant Jarrod Philbey from the South Australian Wing of the Warrant Officer and Non Commissioned Officer Academy, explaining how to prepare and create a military Battle Map.
This November the team at AACAP want to give you a flashback to one of the most memorable moments of our Australian Defence Force’s engagement with other nations, as we revisit the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo of 2005, held in Sydney, Australia. The event was taken part by over 1000 military personnel, all working in…
An excellent video by staff from the Warrant Officer and Non Commissioned Officer Academy – Army. In the video, the team explain how to manoeuvre a stretcher.
An outstanding video produced by staff from the SA Wing of the Warrant Officer and Non Commissioned Officer Academy – Army. The video explains the Australian National Flag (ANF) procedure. The video discusses items such as, unfurling, lowering, and furling the ANF.
An excellent video by SGT Martin from the SA Wing of the Warrant Officer and Non Commissioned Officer Academy – Army, explains how to prepare your pack for field floatation.
An excellent video by the North Queensland Wing of the WONCO-A. The video describes how to successfully conduct a navigational bypass of an obstacle, using either ‘boxing around’ or ‘aiming off’ methods.
An excellent write up by Jason Moriarty, the Regimental Sergeant Major of 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers in NSW. The article speaks on the key elements of Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in the modern day. https://www.cove.org.au/conditioning/article-emotional-intelligence-leadership-and-resilience/
As you go through cadets you develop a list of well known companies that you can rely on no matter how deep your are in the metaphorical. Below are a list of the Top 10 retailers to get kit that will augment your field ability, increase comfort, or just offer a good alternative to the…
An excellent write up on the use of powerpoint to teach, in particular its benefits and its disadvantages, along with other alternatives to powerpoint presentation. By W02 Chivers, WONCO-A. https://www.cove.org.au/bluf/death-by-powerpoint-finding-new-ways-of-presenting-by-wo2-chivers-wonco-a/
An excellent write up by WO1 Jason Moriarty of 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers in NSW, regarding effective communication as a NCO, in particular the area of writing in the modern day. https://www.cove.org.au/bluf/communicational-brilliance-communicating-for-ncos/
Since 2006, Basel Tattoo has been bringing the best and most spectacular military music and show formations from all over the world to Basel. Bands of the most famous royal houses lend the event an extraordinary elegance. To the present day, almost a million big and small audiences witnessed the breathtaking marching formations of the large…
From its early days, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been an international favourite. Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in the Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas. In 2017 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo embraces a colourful theme, Splash of Tartan, playing host to a…
Another excellent insight by the WONCO-A explaining the basics of conventional navigation. In part 2 : How to conduct a resection and how to navigate to a location by day and night using a compass and pacing. Credit : WONCO-A
An excellent insight by the WONCO-A explaining the basics of conventional navigation. In part 1 : six figure grid references, measuring bearings and distances, and converting a bearing. Credit : WONCO-A
In this short and practical video, SGT Ryan Biss (an instructor at WONCO-A) explains how to pack your pack to ensure that it is balanced and sits correctly on your back. He also explains how to ensure that commonly used items are most accessible. Credit : SGT Ryan Biss, WONCO-A
The Sovereign’s birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour. This impressive display of pageantry takes place on a Saturday in June by her personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with Her Majesty the Queen herself attending and taking the salute. Over 1400 officers and men are on parade,…
An excellent piece by the Education Wing, Land Warfare Centre. Discussing the future of teaching and instructions, with the inclusion of technology, in a military environment. https://www.cove.org.au/bluf/article-blended-learning-in-army-a-means-of-instructional-delivery/
Article from the Military Leader on the importance of having a proactive mindset. http://www.themilitaryleader.com/success-depends-on-a-proactive-mindset/
Effective communication is an essential aspect for every leader. In challenging and difficult situations, the ability to successfully explain the details of a task, is paramount. However, we are rarely given the chance to truly develop our communication skills in a learning environment. For a limited time, you now have the opportunity to develop your…