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In our March event, we continue our exploration of capability issues with the Commandant of the Royal Military College of Australia, Brigadier Rupert Hoskin AM, who will speak about a new body of work on leadership.
The Australian Army’s approach to leadership has been developed over a long period and underpins its capability and reputation. But in a changing world, even highly successful models must be constantly tested and enhanced if they are to remain relevant. As part of his “Army in Motion” strategy, the Chief of Army has appointed the Commandant of RMC-A as Director Army Leadership and tasked him to review the Army's leadership development model, baseline its current effectiveness, benchmark its approach against other military and civilian organisations, and implement whatever measures are required to maintain excellence. In this presentation, Brigadier Hoskin will outline progress to date and seek input from the audience, prior to a more formal exposition in a wider audience scheduled for July. This special USI event is a terrific opportunity for members and guests to inject their own experience into Army's thinking on this critical subject.
The presentation will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston creek, on Thursday 21 March, commencing at 1800hrs. Entry is free, but registration is required. You can register here or by contacting Mickey in our office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please join us in the ADC Mess for networking from 1700hrs.
Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.
(Bio: Hoskin; Photo: Defence)
This event is proudly sponsored by PwC.
The Leo Mahony Bursary is a significant element of the USI program. It is awarded annually to a doctoral scholar enrolled in an ACT university and studying in the field of national security and defence. It commemorates the memory and service of founding National Secretary of RUSI-A and long-time USI member and Counsellor, Mr Leo Mahony.
Connecting recipients with USI members is an important element of the Bursary. We achieve this in a number of ways: recipients are presented with their award at our Annual Members' Dinner; appointed Honorary members for 12 months; and invited to attend our events and functions. They are also asked to give a presentation on their work.
The Council is delighted to announce that our 2018 Leo Mahony Bursary winner, Ms Natalie Sambhi, will give a presentation on her work in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, on Thursday 11 April 2019, commencing at 1800 hours.
Natalie was the stand out candidate in a strong field. The judging panel described her thesis entitled "Military culture, collective memory and “defeat”: the legacies of East Timor for the Indonesian military” as highly innovative and potentially offering groundbreaking insights.
Attendance at this event is free, but registration is required. You can register here, or by contacting Mickey in our office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: email@example.com).
USI of the ACT provides the Leo Mahony Bursary with the support of Rolls Royce.
Our speaker program is sponsored by pwc.
(Photo: Sambhi; Bio: ANU)
AM Leo Davies AO, CSC was appointed Chief of Air Force on 4 July 2015 and is scheduled to complete his appointment in July 2019. During his tenure, the Royal Australian Air Force has contributed significantly to combat operations in the Middle East and continued its trajectory of major modernisation, including taking delivery of the first Joint Strike Fighters. In this presentation, AM Davies will reflect on his time as a senior leader in the RAAF, including his time as Chief.
The presentation will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, commencing at 1800 hours. Members and guests are invited to join us for networking in the ADC Mess from 1700 hours.
Attendance at this event is free but registration is required. You can register here or by contacting Mickey in our office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The USI of the ACT speaker program is proudly sponsored by pwc.
(Photo and bio: Defence)
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