Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

WA: Lecture - Major James Cooper-Maitland - "Collective Training as a fundamental input to capability. Are we good enough?"

  • 26 Jul 2018
  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • RUSI WA Meeting Room, Old Officer's Mess, Artillery Barracks 2 Burt Street Fremantle 6160


Thursday26thofJuly 2018,7.00pm

“Collective Training as a fundamental input to capability.  Are we good enough?”

The Australian Defence Force has not faced a near peer enemy in over 65 years. The training the Australian Army delivers is generally considered good but is it good enough? We have robust individual training doctrine but our collective training systems are weak or non-existent. In this talk Major Cooper-Maitland will outline the current state of collective training policy and practice before highlighting shortfalls that have not been laid bare by our current operational environment.  From this premise he will offer a number of suggestions that will significantly enhance the quality of our teams and our leaders.  

Major James Cooper-Maitland

BA, B Info Sys, MA (Strategy and Policy)

Major Cooper Maitland served at 5 RAR, NORFORCE, as 2IC at the School of Infantry, and most recently, has just completed a three-year posting to a local reserve unit as the senior ARA training officer. He has served overseas in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Major Cooper-Maitland is currently on Long Service Leave prior to discharging from the regular Army later this year.

Venue: RUSI WA Meeting Room, Old Officer’s Mess, Artillery Barracks, 2 Burt Street, Fremantle, 6160.

Enter via Tuckfield Street gate from 6.30pm.

Bookings are essential via:

Cost of $10 ($6 RUSI WA financial members) includes refreshment before the lecture.

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