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Educating for the profession of arms in Australia

By Anthony Bergin and Hugh Smith

This report by Hugh Smith and Anthony Bergin examines PME in Australia—the career-long process of developing the qualities ADF personnel will require as members of the profession of arms.

It sets out reasons why PME is crucial to Australian security and outlines some recent criticisms of the system. It also examines the organisational, personnel and pedagogic challenges that all PME systems must deal with. Further it analyses the principal institutions that provide PME in Australia. The paper includes a series of recommendations.

A related blog post can be found on ASPI's The Strategist.