The Australian Military’s latest certified fight arms officers rose to the problem of command throughout Train Gauntlet Strike at Puckapunyal Army Space from June 20-30. The group of 56 lieutenants have been examined on their potential to confidently lead their troops or platoons earlier than they be part of the educated pressure in considered one of Military’s fight brigades. The train was the end result of the Regimental Officer Fundamental Course (ROBC) for the Royal Australian Armoured Corps and for the Mechanised Regimental Officer Course (MRCO) for infantry officers to study manoeuvres in Military’s armoured personnel carriers. Train Gauntlet Strike replicated a traditional medium to excessive depth operation, and was deliberate and executed by the College of Armour, College of Artillery, College of Army Engineering and College of Infantry beneath the supervision of the Mixed Arms Coaching Centre.

Officer Commanding B Squadron third/4th Cavalry Regiment Main Mark Montague stated,” It was extraordinarily rewarding to look at the trainees put into follow what that they had realized. Our goal for Gauntlet Strike is to offer the very best coaching attainable for the younger lieutenants, and to provide them the very best early publicity to the fight crew setting. This can be a distinctive expertise for the lieutenants that permits them to place their new discovered abilities into follow and I’m glad that I get to be part of it.”


Australian Military ASLAVs (Australian Mild Armoured Car) on patrol throughout Train Gauntlet Strike at Puckapunyal Army Coaching Space, Victoria. (Picture by CPL Dustin Anderson/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)

Commandant of the Mixed Arms Coaching Centre, Colonel Patrick Davison stated.”That this train supplied necessary mixed arms context to Military’s fight arms lieutenants. Whereas they’re artillery, engineer, armour or infantry officers first, Military expects them to confidently lead groups that may obtain mixed arms results – a mixture of military capabilities – to struggle and win. Their efficiency has been excellent. I’m assured that they’ll meet the challenges of command and are geared up to face the complexities of warfighting now and into the longer term.”

Train Gauntlet Strike supplies glorious publicity to the opposite fight arms these officers will probably be working with and checks their potential to plan and execute sensible missions. Within the lead as much as this train, trainees grew to become proficient at platoon and troop operations and realized the significance of situational consciousness, communication and dealing within the mixed fight crew setting. The Mixed Arms Coaching Centre supplies world-class coaching that’s purposefully demanding to make sure the subsequent era of fight leaders is provided to struggle and win beneath arduous situations and difficult circumstances. The lieutenants who completed ROBC or MROC will transfer out to the fight brigades to affix armoured cavalry regiments, mechanised infantry battalions or fight engineer regiments, to maneuver right into a troop main or platoon command place for one to 2 years.

An Australian Army M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank fires its main armament during Exercise Gauntlet Strike at Puckapunyal Military Training Area in Victoria.
An Australian Military M1A1 Abrams Major Battle Tank fires its essential armament throughout Train Gauntlet Strike at Puckapunyal Army Coaching Space in Victoria.(Picture by CPL Dustin Anderson/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)