Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army

Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army includes real stories from the field and from workplaces, from everyday employees and from well-known leaders.

Author: Nicholas Jans

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760636241

Category: Business & Economics

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Australia's military consistently punches above its weight, and its approach to leadership is the key to its success. Developed over a century ago by fusing national values with battlefield imperatives, its approach has been fine-tuned over generations. It is now an adaptable and egalitarian leadership culture that ticks all the boxes for best practice. The military assumes no-one is born a natural leader, and that good training makes good leaders. Drawing on his own long military career and defence training programs, and on research, Nick Jans has identified the core principles of this consistently successful approach to leadership. These '3Rs' are the leadership skills which generate loyalty and commitment at an operational level, and they are just as successful in everyday team management as they are in the field. Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army includes real stories from the field and from workplaces, from everyday employees and from well-known leaders. It shows how you too can become a leader your team can believe in, and-equally importantly-how you can help them believe in themselves. 'Read it and be wise.' Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO
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Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army

Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army includes real stories from the field and from workplaces, from everyday employees and from well-known leaders.

Author: Nicholas Jans

Publisher:

ISBN: 1525278908

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Australia's military consistently punches above its weight, and its approach to leadership is the key to its success. Developed over a century ago by fusing national values with battlefield imperatives, its approach has been fine-tuned over generations. It is now an adaptable and egalitarian leadership culture that ticks all the boxes for best practice.The military assumes no-one is born a natural leader, and that good training makes good leaders. Drawing on his own long military career and defence training programs, and on research, Nick Jans has identified the core principles of this consistently successful approach to leadership. These '3Rs' are the leadership skills which generate loyalty and commitment at an operational level, and they are just as successful in everyday team management as they are in the field. Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army includes real stories from the field and from workplaces, from everyday employees and from well-known leaders. It shows how you too can become a leader your team can believe in, and-equally importantly-how you can help them believe in themselves.'Read it and be wise.'Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO
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The Australian Army

moveme Various clandestine para - military political groupings — so - called '
secret armies ' — emerged , although ... Sir Charles Rosenthal has been
suggested as the model for Benjamin Cooley , leader of a secret army
organisation in D . H ...

Author: Jeffrey Grey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195541146

Category: History

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Tells the surprising story of how and why Australia's three independent, jealous and proud Services - the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force - were brought together to form the joint force that performed brilliantly in East Timor in 1999.
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AR 350 1 Army Training and Leader Development

O–6, branch immaterial, TOP SECRET Clearance and Spanish language required. 2 Australia: Australian Defence College, Defence and Strategic Studies Course ...

Author: Headquarters Department of the Army

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359082650

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Army Regulation 350-1 is the keystone training regulation for all US Army units. This regulation is the source reference for all training conducted within units across the US Army. This continent 6x9 paperback is designed with commanders, executive officers, and company grade NCOs in mind for portability and ease of use.
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Malaya s Secret Police 1945 60

TS.13/A/50 dated 22 March 1955 to The Rt Hon RG Casey, CH, DSO, MC,Australian Minister for External Affairs. The firstAustralian Army intelligence officer ...

Author: Leon Comber

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812308290

Category: History

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The Malayan Emergency lasted from 1948 to 1960. During these tumultuous years, following so soon after the Japanese surrender at the end of the Second World War, the whole country was once more turned upside down and the lives of the people changed. The war against the Communist Party of Malaya's determined efforts to overthrow the Malayan government involved the whole population in one form or another. Dr Comber analyses the pivotal role of the Malayan Police's Special Branch, the government's supreme intelligence agency, in defeating the communist uprising and safeguarding the security of the country. He shows for the first time how the Special Branch was organised and how it worked in providing the security forces with political and operational intelligence. His book represents a major contribution to our understanding of the Emergency and will be of great interest to all students of Malay(si)a's recent history as well as counter-guerrilla operations. It can profitably be mined, too, to see what lessons can be learned for counterinsurgency operations in other parts of the world.
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The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard

For an operation so close, Australia saw itself rightfully as having a leadership role. But the ADF faced significant challenges when it sought to mount a ...

Author: John Blaxland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316284339

Category: History

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The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard is the first critical examination of Australia's post-Vietnam military operations, spanning the 35 years between the election of Gough Whitlam and the defeat of John Howard. John Blaxland explores the 'casualty cringe' felt by political leaders following the war and how this impacted subsequent operations. He contends that the Australian Army's rehabilitation involved common individual and collective training and reaffirmation of the Army's regimental and corps identities. He shows how the Army regained its confidence to play leading roles in East Timor, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and to contribute to combat operations further afield. At a time when the Australian Army's future strategic role is the subject of much debate, and as the 'Asian Century' gathers pace and commitment in Afghanistan draws to an end, this work is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the modern context of Australia's military land force.
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Australia s Secret Space Programs

... Aspects of Leadership in a Modern Army by J.O. Langtry Indian Ocean : A Zone
of Peace or Power Play ? by Iqbal Singh World Political and Strategic Trends
over the Next 20 Years - Their Relevance to Australia by Paul Dibb The Concept
of ...

Author: Desmond Ball

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016389143

Category: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

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Australian and US Military Cooperation

Thus, senior leaders in the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army, the Australian Atomic Energy Commission and the Federal Departments of Defence ...

Author: Christopher Hubbard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351162821

Category: Political Science

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Australia and the United States have found themselves fighting common enemies on the battlefields of the world for over half a century. Australian ground forces have repeatedly stood shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops in conflicts from Korea and Vietnam to Afghanistan - and now in the 2003 Iraq war. This study looks closely at the key factors which, for over fifty years, have shaped, interpreted and applied the aims and aspirations of this mutual defence agreement to the real world of shifting threats, changing strategic balances and the democratic uncertainties of domestic politics. A departure from the current literature, the ANZUS alliance, now updated to take account of the new post 11 September 2001 realities, is presented as an accessible and concise survey of this often neglected but increasingly important trans-Pacific link between the American giant and its durable Australian ally. Suitable as supplementary reading at the 3rd year undergraduate and postgraduate levels of courses studying international relations generally, but also useful for those engaged with elements of global and regional security, and strategic defence analysis.
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Sharing the Secret

Army Photography Unit, concentration camps filmed 179–80 Arnhem 152–5; ... Unit (UK) 238 Australia, internment camps 37 Australian Army: in Borneo ...

Author: Nick Van Der Bijl

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848844131

Category: History

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While written under the auspices of the Trustees of the Military Intelligence Museum, Sharing the Secret is not an academic regimental history. Rather it gives a privileged glimpse into a necessarily publicity-shy organization that has been deeply involved in military intelligence operations since its inception in 1940 through to 2010. Understandably, little has been written about the Corps' work for Official Secret reasons.??The development of Field Security and Protective Security and measures taken to protect the Army for espionage, sabotage, subversion and terrorism in peace and war are examined. These tasks were particularly important during the de-Nazification of Germany during the aftermath of the Second World War. Field Security led to the successful arrest of leading Nazis, including Himmler and Doenitz.??The author, who served in the Corps for over 20 years and saw active service in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, gives fascinating examples of differing Intelligence techniques in action. These include the exploitation of Imagery Interpretation, Human Intelligence, including the interrogation of prisoners of war, the examination of enemy documents and the deployment of Signals Intelligence so that commanders have enough information to fight the battles. The support the Intelligence Corps gave to the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War is well covered, as are examples of Special Duties since 1945.??The reader will appreciate that, as with any work relating to national intelligence and security, Sharing the Secret has been written under the restrictions of the era. That said, it provides a long-overdue insight into the contribution of members of the Intelligence Corps over seventy years of war and peace.??As featured in Burnham & Highbridge News
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Secret and Special

Australia was slow to embrace these new ideas; many leaders still saw military
operations and infantry deployment much as they did in 1918, and were
confused as to how special forces would better the operational proficiency of the
Army.

Author: Will Davies

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780143784999

Category: History

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Soon after the declaration of war on Japan, a secret military reconnaissance unit was established, based on the British Special Operations Executive (known as SOE) and called the Inter-allied Services Department. The unit was tasked with the role to "obtain and report information of the enemy ... weaken the enemy by sabotage and destruction of morale and to lend aid and assistance to local efforts to the same end in enemy occupied territories." In 1943 it became known under the cover name Special Reconnaissance Department (SRD) and included some British officers who had escaped from Singapore. After arriving in Australia, they assembled in Melbourne, forming the nucleus of ISD and together with some Australians established what became the Z Special Unit. Training began in a number of locations around Australia including on Fraser Island off the Queensland coast, In Broken Bay near Sydney, at Careening Bay in Western Australia, at the “House on the Hill” in Cairns and at East Arm near Darwin. From these training areas and bases, Z Special undertook intelligence gathering and raiding missions throughout Southeast Asia including New Guinea, Singapore, Timor, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and the Dutch East Indies. The first operation was Jaywick in September 1943. Led by a 28 year old officer from the Gordon Highlanders, Captain Ivan Lyon. Using an old Japanese fishing boat renamed Krait this captured vessel was re-fitted and provisioned for a voyage from Australia to just south of Singapore where it released six commandos in three folding kayaks to attack Japanese shipping in the harbour. They placed limpet mines on several Japanese ships sinking 40,000 tons of shipping. After the successful attack, they paddled south, were picked up by the Krait and successfully returned to Australia. This was followed by Operation Rimau again led by Lyon but this time things went very wrong very early. Identified, they made a fighting withdrawal but all of the raiding party were shot or captured, with the last ten being executed just before the end of the war. Important in Z Special operations were a number of vessels designated “snake boats”. Four 66’ modified trawlers were constructed as well as a range of Asian vessels that allowed their operation in South East Asian areas of operation. One Z Special, the last in PNG, set out on the night of the 11 April 1945. Eight operatives were landed on the Japanese held island of Muschu about five kilometres off the coast near Wewak to determine the status of two 140mm Japanese naval guns that had been placed there. These guns would prove dangerous to planned naval landings at Wewak, and allied command needed to know if these were operational. The operatives were launched in four double folding kayaks from a HTML fast crash boat but the current carried them away from their landing position and the surf capsized their boats. The men swam ashore but both their radio and their signal torches had been destroyed and the men had no way of connecting with the return crash boat. Soon their lost equipment was found by the Japanese and a massive search with 1,000 troops scoured the island. Quite soon seven of the eight men had been captured, killed or died trying to swim to the mainland and only one man, Sergeant ‘Mick’ Dennis remained. Over the next three days he continued a one man war, fighting off Japanese patrols and living off the land. Unable to do this for long, he took to the dangerous shark and crocodile infested waters and with the aid of a log, paddled to the mainland. Landing on a Japanese controlled beach, he snuck ashore and after further firefights and a difficult journey travelling west, he finally was found by an Australian patrol. Mick Dennis was able to provide valuable information and for his service and bravery, was awarded a Military Medal. During the course of the war, Z Special Unit carried out 81 covert operations in the Southwest Pacific theatre. While the unit was disbanded after the end of the war, many of its techniques would be modified and used by Australian Special Forces to this day.
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Our Friend the Enemy

'Control over fear: the secret of leadership', Reveille, September 1936. ... account of the evacuation from Anzac', 1915, Australian Army History Unit.

Author: David W. Cameron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781922132758

Category: History

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Our Friend the Enemy is the first detailed history of the Gallipoli campaign at Anzac since Charles Bean’s Official History. Viewed from both sides of the wire and described in first-hand accounts. Australian Captain Herbert Layh recounted that as they approached the beach on 25 April that, once we were behind cover the Turks turned their .. [fire] on us, and gave us a lively 10 minutes. A poor chap next to me was hit three times. He begged me to shoot him, but luckily for him a fourth bullet got him and put him out of his pain. Later that day, Sergeant Charles Saunders, a New Zealand engineer, described his first taste of battle, The Turks were entrenched some 50-100 yards from the edge of the face of the gully and their machine guns swept the edges. Line after line of our men went up, some lines didn’t take two paces over the crest when down they went to a man and on came another line. Gunner Recep Trudal of the Turkish 27th Regiment wrote of the fierce Turkish counter-attack on 19 May designed to push the Anzac’s back into the sea, It started at morning prayer call time, and then it went on and on, never stopped. You know there was no break for eating or anything … Attack was our command. That was what the Pasha said. Once he says “Attack”, you attack, and you either die or you survive.
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Asia Pacific Defense Forum

This would be our secret , " to become Australia's Army chief . Cantwell told a room filled with military leaders “ It dawned on me that I was in no state ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822041732322

Category: Military art and science

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The Family File

The leadership operated from safe houses, the party newspaper was regularly ... The Australian army had also uncovered evidence that top-secret military ...

Author: Mark Aarons

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781863954815

Category: Political Science

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It is a fascinating tale of love and passion, courage and perfidy, ambitions and progressive politics, told against a background of world and national events.' -The Hon. Michael Kirby, Past Justice of the High Court of Australia Mark Aarons comes from Australia's leading activist family- his father, uncle, grandmother and grandfather were leaders of the Communist Party of Australia. As a result, the Aarons were the most monitored family in Australian history. Recently, Mark Aarons obtained access to his family's ASIO files, which fill a whole room at the National Archives. They present one version of his family's public and private life - his own and his family's is very different. In The Family File, Aarons sheds new light on spy rings and dissent in Australia. This is the definitive book about communism in this country. Aarons offers groundbreaking revelations of strikes, secret party members, Soviet and Chinese influence, and more. He counterpoints what ASIO saw with what was really happening. He discusses how it felt to be under constant surveillance. In an intimate and honest way, he reflects on communism and its legacy, and conjures up what it was to be a radical in Australia in eventful times.
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Defense Planning and Readiness of North Korea

... The Armed Forces of North Korea (St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, ... Lankov, “On the Great Leader's Secret Service: North Korea's Intelligence ...

Author: Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000383096

Category: Political Science

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How has North Korea developed and managed its military readiness to achieve its strategic ends? Hinata-Yamaguchi analyzes North Korea’s defense planning by looking at how political, economic, and societal factors affect the Korean People’s Army’s (KPA) readiness and strategies. He answers four key questions: How have the internal and external factors shaped North Korea’s security strategy? How do the political, economic, societal, and environmental factors impact North Korea’s defense planning? What are North Korea’s defense planning dilemmas and how do they impact the KPA’s readiness? What are the key implications for regional security and the strategies against North Korea? This analysis, drawing on various Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese sources on North Korea and military affairs, will be of great value to strategists and policy analysts as well as scholars of East Asian security issues.
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The Commando Way

This is what Bram Connolly gives us in this smart, surprising, optimistic and autobiographical manual for resilience, personal leadership and success.

Author: Bram Connolly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781761060021

Category: Self-Help

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'For Bram to share his amazing stories is a gift . . . you can't help but be inspired.' - Paul Roos To be a good leader you first have to be a good follower, but to be a great leader you have to remember that being a good follower wasn't easy. Imagine having access to the planning, training and motivational secrets of Australia's most elite military operators; then imagine being able to adapt what they know to your own everyday life. This is what Bram Connolly gives us in this smart, surprising, optimistic and autobiographical manual for resilience, personal leadership and success. In sharing the tedium of training as a raw recruit and taking us into the pitch of battle during some of the toughest fighting in Afghanistan, Bram Connolly reminds us among other things that it is okay to be bored, that laziness can quickly become a habit, that there are advantages in being scared and that it's fine to let go. Clear-headed, honest and self-deprecating, The Commando Way offers powerful lessons that can be used in all aspects of life, no matter who you are. 'The Commando Way is an engaging and practical journey . . . a must read for leaders in any stage of their own leadership journey.' - General Stanley McChrystal (Ret'd), former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan
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A Secret Country

... Menzies despatched the Australian army to join the British in the Middle ... With Menzies defeated at the polls in 1941, the Labor leader John Curtin ...

Author: John Pilger

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407086323

Category: History

Page: 464

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Expatriate journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes about his homeland with life-long affection and a passionately critical eye. In this fully updated edition of A Secret Country, he pays tribute to a little known Australia and tells a story of high political drama.
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The Secrets of the Anzacs

the untold story of venereal disease in the Australian army, 1914–1919 Raden
Dunbar. drunks, and ... Anxious to play down the hitherto-hidden problem now
revealed by Captain Bean, Australia's wartime leaders had to step in. The prime ...

Author: Raden Dunbar

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9781925113402

Category: History

Page: 288

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 NIB: ANZAC CENTENARY LITERARY PRIZE Here is a truly astonishing statistic: during World War I, about 60,000 soldiers in the Australian army were treated by army doctors in Egypt, Europe, and Australia for venereal diseases — almost the same number of diggers who were killed during the war. This silent, secret scourge took hold in Cairo in 1914, and continued until 1919 when survivors of the war waited in Europe to be repatriated. Nobody wanted to know about it, at first — and the general public back home was, of course, kept in the dark. Moralistic commanders in Egypt ordered strict punishments for men with VD, and the young victims were sent back to Australia in disgrace, most of them inventing amazing excuses for their inexplicable return. Many of them re-enlisted, but some felt they had to change their names to do so. Medical officers couldn’t afford to be puritanical, though. They tried to prevent the diseases, as well to cure them with toxic drugs in army VD hospitals in Cairo, in England, and at Langwarrin, near Melbourne. Eventually, even the army had to face facts, and, after the AIF arrived in Europe in 1916, commanders ordered that huge quantities of prophylactics be distributed, and that safe-sex education be given as well. The Secrets of the Anzacs reveals all these secrets, and more. But perhaps the most remarkable revelation it contains is that many of the re-enlisted men went on to perform deeds of battlefield bravery — even, in one case, to the extent of being awarded a Victoria Cross under a false name. This fascinating book also contains numerous original photographs, artworks, and documents, most of which have never been published before. PRAISE FOR RADEN DUNBAR ‘Unexpected and fascinating’ The Sydney Morning Herald ‘[M]eticulously researched and pleasingly written by a zealous independent scholar.’ Best Books of 2014 Australian Book Review
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Secret Letters from the Railway

At this juncture, the mixed British/Indian/Australian army was trying to stem the ... The whole Malayan debacle had been a catalogue of poor leadership and ...

Author: Brian Bond

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783034406

Category: History

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Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter to his new bride as means of keeping in touch with her in his mind, for the Japanese forbade all writing of letters and diaries. By the time he was liberated 3 1/2 years later, he had written and hidden some 180 letters, to which were added a further 20 post-liberation letters. Part love-letter, part diary these unique letters intended for Louise's eyes only describe the horror of working as a slave on the Burma - Siam Railway and, in particular, the construction of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. It is also an uplifting account of how man can rise above adversity and even secretly get back at his captors by means of 'creative accounting'!. Now, for the first time, we can share the appalling and inspiring experiences of this remarkable man.
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