Professional Military Education

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Unlocking our Intellectual Edge – Mark Bell

Reading is a key to professional development; our belief in that idea is why we, the editors, at The Central Blue do what we do. Nevertheless, too often we overlook that reading is not necessarily a solitary activity.  In his first post with The Central Blue, Mark Bell encourages our readership to engage more, and [...]

By |December 8th, 2019|Education, Organisational Culture, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on Unlocking our Intellectual Edge – Mark Bell

Future Workforce 2025 – Scherger Group – Jo Brick

Editorial Note: This article first appeared on The Forge, the website of the Australian Defence College. The Forge exists to build and hone the intellectual edge of member’s operating within the Profession of Arms. We are grateful to The Forge for permission to reproduce this article on The Central Blue. The Scherger Group is a [...]

By |September 15th, 2019|5th Generation Air Power, AI, Capability Development, Organisational Culture, Royal Australian Air Force, Strategy, Technology|Comments Off on Future Workforce 2025 – Scherger Group – Jo Brick

First Class People for a Fifth-Generation Air Force Part 2: Where Next? How? – Ulie Yildirim

We welcome Ulie Yildirim back to The Central Blue to continue his exploration of the military profession and discuss the profession’s status and role in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). In these second of two parts, Ulie explores the RAAF’s traditionally successful approach to jurisdictional competition in the profession of arms but argues a [...]

By |August 4th, 2019|5th Generation Air Power, Organisational Culture, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on First Class People for a Fifth-Generation Air Force Part 2: Where Next? How? – Ulie Yildirim

First Class People for a Fifth-Generation Air Force Part 1: Where are We? – Ulie Yildirim

We welcome Ulie Yildirim to The Central Blue to examine concepts of the military profession and discuss the profession’s status and role in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This first of two parts presents an overview of the historical debates surrounding the characterisation of the military profession. ‘[A]lthough one would clearly want to have [...]

By |July 21st, 2019|5th Generation Air Power, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on First Class People for a Fifth-Generation Air Force Part 1: Where are We? – Ulie Yildirim

Talking Joint Professional Military Education – Mick Ryan

The Central Blue interviewed Major General Mick Ryan, Commander Australian Defence College (ADC) about his thoughts on the importance of education and continuous learning for the profession of arms. This interview is part of a series to be conducted throughout the year, and we welcome your suggestions on debrief topics and issues. The Central Blue [...]

By |January 27th, 2019|Debriefs, Education, Leadership, Training|Comments Off on Talking Joint Professional Military Education – Mick Ryan