Education

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Strategy: Key Thinkers: A Review – Travis Hallen

  The study of strategy is a daunting undertaking. Not only must students wade through the dense tomes of the strategy masters but they must also be alive to subtle nuance in the texts, attentive to the significance of word choice, and conversant in the influence of context on the strategists’ theories. Given this complexity, [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Strategy|2 Comments

Air Power and the Challenge of Professional Military Education – Ross Mahoney

  The Royal Australian Air Force is experiencing a renewed focus on Professional Military Education and Training (PMET). Not only are reviews underway to identify ways to improve the quality of the current PMET system, but oversight of PMET completion is occurring at the highest levels of the organisation. But as Ross Mahoney, the RAF [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|Education|Comments Off on Air Power and the Challenge of Professional Military Education – Ross Mahoney

Strategic imagination: why it matters to the Royal Australian Air Force – Oliver Jiang

  Strategic imagination is as important to the Royal Australian Air Force's future success as the innovation that lies at the heart of Plan JERICHO. In this post, Pilot Officer Oliver Jiang defines strategic imagination and explains the importance to developing problem conceptualisers as well as problem solvers. The inability of national intelligence agencies in the [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Air Force, Strategy|7 Comments

Airpower Reborn: A Review – Travis Hallen

  ‘Anyone writing airpower theory today has a great deal of rewriting to do, because some large conceptual weeds have been allowed to prosper in airpower’s intellectual garden.’   Colin Gray, Airpower Reborn, 179. Giulio Douhet [Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons] When Giulio Douhet wrote and published Command in the Air in 1921 he did [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|5th Generation Air Power, Review, Strategy|Comments Off on Airpower Reborn: A Review – Travis Hallen

Fiction and the Airman’s Mind – Travis Hallen

  Air Force needs to embrace the potential of fiction in the development of the minds of its airmen. Not only will it make Professional Military Education and Training slightly more enjoyable, it may also give rise to a career-long engagement with professional development that will serve Air Force far beyond the immediate needs of [...]

By |October 14th, 2016|Air Force|5 Comments