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Accelerating New Capability: Experimental Wargaming & Doctrine Development

Event Date: 
Friday, 22 November, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30
Event Location: 

R1 Theaterette Russell Offices, Canberra

Event RSVP: 

dale.turnbull [at]

Defence and Approved Government staff only - RSVP required to be confirmed prior to attendance

The NATO Urbanisation Project examined the implications of urbanisation on all aspects of future NATO military operations out to 2035. In this seminar we will examine how research, concept development, experimentation and wargaming were used to identify operational shortfalls, outdated doctrine & gaps in current capability. The presentation will conclude with the key lessons learned from the NATO project and how they are being incorporated into the University of New South Wales, Canberra’s "Autonomous Systems in an Urban Environment Wargame".

About the speaker: Gordon Pendleton is the Vice President, Europe at Cordillera Applications Group heading up the urbanization, resilience and public safety practice. He is a retired Royal Air Force Officer, with a background in Air Traffic Control, Airspace Management, UAV Operations, Red Teaming and Intelligence. He spent the last 7 years working at HQ SACT, Norfolk, Virginia and with Cordillera leading or participating in major NATO and 5 Eyes strategic futures projects on urbanization. He is a recognised SME on Urbanisation and Resiliency. In 2017 he was awarded the Vice Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for his outstanding contribution leading the urbanization project and contributing to NATO Concept Development. He is currently providing multi-domain operations, suburban, resilience, technology, modelling and red teaming assistance to NATO, the British & Canadian Army, USMC, DARPA and to the City of Norfolk. Additionally, he is supporting a major ICRC experiment on Urban Doctrine as well as supporting the British Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre with red teaming their Future Joint Operating Concept. He has a BA(Hons) is in Business Leadership and Management from Northumbria University and has operational experience in Afghanistan, the Balkans, the Baltics, Italy, Iraq and Poland and was the E-3D Detachment Commander during Operation Allied Force.

Event Cost: 
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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