The Army Sergeant-Major and Green Lines!

The Army Sergeant-Major of the British Army, WO1 Glenn Haughton, recently published his ‘Green Lines’, which for you business-orientated souls will look suspiciously like a company’s values statement. The Green Lines include: Leadership: Leadership is not a rank or a title, it is a behaviour. Fitness: Fitness should be at the heart of everything you… Read More

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Royal Canadian Air Force: Remembering Airpower in Education & Professional Development

Research Paper Title Professional Airpower Mastery and the Royal Canadian Air Force: Rethinking Airpower Education and Professional Development. Abstract Directly related to the moral and physical components, the aim of the conceptual component is to provide the intellectual basis for armed forces, theoretically justifying the provision and employment of armed forces as well as to… Read More

Instructional Strategies & Methods for Delivering Instruction

The attached document outlines the ‘matrix of instructional strategies’ recommended by TRADOC, the Training and Doctrine Command of the US Army, published in 2011. The document includes: Outline of instructional method; Optimal group size; Instructor role(s); Methods (the how); Interactivity level; Devices (e.g. blogs, facebook, PPT etc); Meta-tags; and Other useful information. The 2011 version… Read More

Linking Knowledge & Judgement with Outputs…

“The best basis for sound judgement is a knowledge of what has been done in the past, and with what results.” Air Vice-Marshal J. C. Slessor (1897 to 1979) Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Cotesworth Slessor, GCB, DSO, MC, sometimes known as Jack Slessor, was a senior commander in the Royal Air… Read More

Defence College of Technical Training: An MOD Case Study

Research Paper Title Case Study – Ministry of Defence. Abstract For four years between 2009 and 2013 Colonel Garry Hearn, a serving army officer with over 35 years’ experience, was the principal of a large, then Defence College for Communications and Information Systems (renamed Defence School of CIS in 2012). This was a multi-site college with over 1,000 staff, 600 of which were trainers… Read More

Warriors, Students & Profession…

“The most formidable warriors are students of their profession.” General Al Gray, (29th Commandant of the US Marine Corps, 1987-1991).