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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

January 1st, 2016 by Grounded Curiosity

Curiosity functions best collectively. These podcasts aim to share the ideas gleaned from insightful scholars, commanders and practitioners in the hope they generate conversation and curiosity in the listener. The podcasts take two forms: one-on-one and fireside chats. One-on-one chats ...