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Finding the Cognitive Edge – Chris McInnes

23 September 2018 Chris McInnes explores the role of cognition in warfare and asks whether we understand the types of cognition needed in the future, and what we might be able to learn from other disciplines. On 9 June 1982, the Israel Air Force (IAF) destroyed 87 Syrian military aircraft and 17 out of 19 [...]

Education for 21st Century Aviators – Randall Wakelam

23 March 2018 Editorial Note: Between February and April 2018, The Central Blue and From Balloons to Drones, will be publishing a series of articles that examine the requirements of high-intensity warfare in the 21st Century. These articles provide the intellectual underpinnings to a seminar on high-intensity warfare being held on 22 March by the [...]

By |March 23rd, 2018|#highintensitywar, Education, Organisational Culture, Training|Comments Off on Education for 21st Century Aviators – Randall Wakelam

The year that’s been and what is to come — The Editors

  We started The Central Blue at the end of 2016 with two goals in mind: to provide a forum for the discussion and debate on issues relating to Australian air power, and to encourage airmen to write about their profession of arms. In 2017, our first full year of operation, we made solid progress [...]

By |December 17th, 2017|Review|Comments Off on The year that’s been and what is to come — The Editors

Learning from Exercise BROLGA STRIKE — Emily Chapman

  Military exercises provide an opportunity to observe how Defence doctrine is put into action in the field. Here, Flight Lieutenant Emily Chapman provides lessons and reflections from her participation in the Tactical Air Control Party on Army's Exercise BROLGA STRIKE. Exercise BROLGA STRIKE was the 3rd Combat Brigade’s Combined Arms Training Activity (CATA) conducted over the period [...]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Air Force, Army, Education, Organisational Culture|Comments Off on Learning from Exercise BROLGA STRIKE — Emily Chapman

Joint PME: A Response to Emily Chapman — Editorial

  In her post on joint professional development, Emily Chapman made a powerful argument for closer collaboration between single service outlets, in order to expand intellectual horizons and prevent silos of intellectual excellence. The teams behind Grounded Curiosity, The Central Blue and The Cove agree. We intend to work with Emily to implement some of her [...]

By |July 2nd, 2017|Education, Organisational Culture|Comments Off on Joint PME: A Response to Emily Chapman — Editorial

Silos of Intellectual Excellence — Emily Chapman

  In this post, Emily Chapman makes the case for increased 'jointness' in professional education, outlining a number of proposals to increase collaboration across the services and prevent silos of intellectual excellence.  A single RAAF Officer pitched to a predominately Army audience on the need for a Joint Professional Military Education (PME) Association at the inaugural Defence Entrepreneurs [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Air Force, Education, Organisational Culture|Comments Off on Silos of Intellectual Excellence — Emily Chapman

Of Self-Destructive Inertia and Turboencabulators: The Rationale for The Central Blue – Travis Hallen

  Today, 2nd December, marks three months since The Central Blue published its first post. Though the start has been modest (25 posts including this one), it has been successful. In the short period that the blog has been active we have received and published posts on a range of topics, from fiction to F-35s, written [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Air Force|3 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

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