Lessons in logistic transformation and a new agenda for change

By David Beaumont. This post concludes the ‘Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics’ series, and is an abridged extract from a larger paper. Over a series of articles, I have outlined a basic history of change with respect to logistics in the Australian Army. Institutional history is not always the most interesting to read, but what… Continue reading Lessons in logistic transformation and a new agenda for change

Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics – a new expedition, and new expectations

By David Beaumont. This post continues the ‘Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics’ series, and is an abridged extract from a larger paper. The operations in East Timor are commonly seen to be a litmus test of Army’s logistic capability, and the primary reason for a second wave of logistic transformation. Operation Warden certainly gave good… Continue reading Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics – a new expedition, and new expectations

Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics – sustaining INTERFET

‘In the past the Australian armed forces have not had to invest in substantial deployable logistic capabilities. Our forces have relied upon major allies such as the US and Britain. The logistic support for INTERFET was magnificent, but sustainment was not achieved without frustration and some failures. Frankly, if the ADF is required by the… Continue reading Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics – sustaining INTERFET

Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics – defending Australia in the 1980s and 1990s

By David Beaumont. This post continues the 'Transforming the Australian Army's logistics' series, and is an abridged extract from a larger paper. As much as we might like to think that militaries change because of strategic necessity and transformative concepts, they are also beholden to a variety of social, economic and institutional influences. The developmental… Continue reading Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics – defending Australia in the 1980s and 1990s

Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics

By David Beaumont. Some may recall from earlier posts on 'Logistics In War' that in late 2016, the Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, challenged the senior logisticians of the Australian Army to 'revolutionise' Army's logistics. This was not because sustainment operations were not successfully happening, nor was it a condemnation of… Continue reading Transforming the Australian Army’s logistics