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#DEFAUS17 Videos – Session 5 – Innovation and Strategy – ‘Learn and Adapt but Still Lose’ – Professor Daniel Marston

December 22nd, 2017 by Clare O'Neill

Innovation and Strategy – ‘Learn and adapt but still lose’ – Professor Daniel Marston Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS holds a Professorship in Military Studies and is also the Principal of the Military and Defence Studies Program ...

#DEFAUS17 Videos – Sessions 3 & 4 – Practical Innovation

December 22nd, 2017 by Clare O'Neill

Group Captain Jerome Reid Jerome Reid is a self proclaimed disrupter and the new Director of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Plan Jericho. Plan Jericho provides the strategic framework for Air Force’s transformation to a 5th-generation integrated fighting force. Through ...

#DEFAUS17 Videos – Session 2 – Innovation and War – Why We Innovate, How We Fight and Ethics

December 22nd, 2017 by Clare O'Neill

Why We Innovate – Lieutenant Colonel Clare O’Neill Clare O’Neill is a Royal Australian Engineer and has been the Chief of Army Scholar and Fulbright Scholar in Australia-United States Alliance Studies at Georgetown University. Clare is the Founder of Grounded ...

#DEFAUS17 Videos – Session 1 – Innovation and the Future Fight – Cyber, Artificial Intelligence and Gamification

December 22nd, 2017 by Clare O'Neill

Innovation and the Future Fight – Cyber, Artificial Intelligence and Gamification Cyber – Alastair MacGibbon Mr Alastair MacGibbon is the Cyber Security Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia.  He leads the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, aiming to transform ...

#DEFAUS17 Videos – Welcome Address – Junior Leaders and Innovation – MAJGEN Rick Burr, DSC, AM, MVO

December 22nd, 2017 by Clare O'Neill

Welcome Address – Junior Leaders and Innovation by MAJGEN Rick Burr, DSC, AM, MVO Major General Burr is the Deputy Chief of the Australian Army, a position he has held since January 2015. Graduating from the Royal Military College—Duntroon in ...

Episode 5 – Brigadier Mick Ryan AM

February 13th, 2016 by Clare O'Neill

This podcast features great insights from Brigadier Mick Ryan AM. The podcast begins with Brigadier Ryan discussing his roles in the Australian Army including as Commander 1st Brigade, and building networks through educational opportunities at the Marine Corps Command and Staff ...

Episode 4 – David S. Maxwell

January 5th, 2016 by Clare O'Neill

Chat with Dave Maxwell at Georgetown University to hear his thoughts on what the future holds for junior commanders. The podcast starts with the discussion of the future operating environment within the framework of nuclear, traditional and irregular warfare, and ends ...

Episode 3 – T.X. Hammes

January 4th, 2016 by Clare O'Neill

Discussion with T.X. Hammes at the National Defense University in Washington D.C including insights on broad spectrum bets for the future, structural versus interactive complexity, tactical decision games, learning how each other thinks up and down the chain of command, ...

Episode 2 – David H. Ucko

January 3rd, 2016 by Clare O'Neill

David H. Ucko was interviewed at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. His latest book, co-authored with Robert Egnell, Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare has recently been published See Emile Simpson’s book review here.  Some ...

Episode 1 – Matthew Cavanaugh

January 2nd, 2016 by Clare O'Neill

Chat with Matthew Cavanaugh who was teaching the Military Strategy Course at the United States Military Academy West Point at the time. A taste of Cavanaugh’s advice: – On core competencies for junior military commanders: develop your sense of military ...

About – Podcasts & Videos

January 1st, 2016 by Grounded Curiosity

Curiosity functions best collectively. These podcasts and videos aim to share the ideas gleaned from insightful scholars, commanders and practitioners in the hope they generate conversation and curiosity in the listener. Grounded Curiosity publishes original articles as well as videos ...