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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

#5thgenmanoeuvre: The Power of Poseidon – Melissa Houston

On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation held a seminar examining the requirements of #5thgenmanoeuvre. The aim of the seminar, building on previous seminars and series looking at #jointstrike and #highintensitywar, was to examine the differences and potential gaps in how the Australian Defence Force must equip and organise for multi-domain operations. We welcome Melissa Houston to The Central [...]

#5thgenmanoeuvre: Spartan Surveillance – Ulas Yildirim

On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation is holding a seminar examining the requirements of #5thgenmanoeuvre. The aim of the seminar, building on previous seminars and series looking at #jointstrike and #highintensitywar, is to examine the differences and potential gaps in how the Australian Defence Force must equip and organise for multi-domain operations. We are delighted to welcome Ulas [...]

#5thgenmanoeuvre: The Swarming Mind – Dougal Robertson

On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation is holding a seminar examining the requirements of #5thgenmanoeuvre. The aim of the seminar, building on previous seminars and series looking at #jointstrike and #highintensitywar, is to examine the differences and potential gaps in how the Australian Defence Force must equip and organise for multi-domain operations. We are delighted to welcome first-time [...]

By |October 13th, 2019|#5thgenmanoeuvre, Australian Defence Force, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on #5thgenmanoeuvre: The Swarming Mind – Dougal Robertson

#5thgenmanoeuvre: More of the Same isn’t the Answer – Peter Hunter

On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation is holding a seminar examining the requirements of #5thgenmanoeuvre. The aim of the seminar, building on previous seminars and series looking at #jointstrike and #highintensitywar, is to examine the differences and potential gaps in how the Australian Defence Force must equip and organise for multi-domain operations. We are delighted to welcome Peter [...]

By |October 6th, 2019|#5thgenmanoeuvre, 5th Generation Air Power, Air Power, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on #5thgenmanoeuvre: More of the Same isn’t the Answer – Peter Hunter

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

Still the Right Stuff? Air Force Leadership in the 21st Century – Alan Stephens

On 28 August 2019, the Air Power Development Centre in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Study of Armed Conflict and Society (ACSACS) hosted the Sir James Rowland Seminar at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). The seminar focused on Australian Aviation Culture and the enduring Air-minded approach to Air Power. Among an impressive line-up [...]

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

Call for Submissions – The Requirements of Fifth Generation Manoeuvre #5thgenmanoeuvre

On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation is holding a seminar examining the requirements of Fifth Generation Manoeuvre. The aim of the seminar, building on previous seminars and series looking at #jointstrike and #highintensitywar, is to examine the differences and potential gaps in how the Australian Defence Force must equip and organise for multi-domain operations. In support of the [...]

By |July 28th, 2019|#5thgenmanoeuvre, 5th Generation Air Power, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on Call for Submissions – The Requirements of Fifth Generation Manoeuvre #5thgenmanoeuvre

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