2021 Chief of Army History Conference - "Contingencies and compromises: mobilising the Australian Army."

2021 Chief of Army History Conference - "Contingencies and compromises: mobilising the Australian Army."

More information on how to attend the 2021 Biennial Chief of Army History Conference will be made available in the coming weeks due to the evolving COVID19 situation.

Members of 1ALSG approach HMAS Sydney on their way home from Vietnam
Members of 1ALSG approach HMAS Sydney on their way home from Vietnam
Members of 1 ALSG approach HMAS Sydney on their way home from Vietnam

Since 1994 the Australia Army History Unit has conducted the Chief of Army's History Conference, and in that time it has evolved to be a leading event on the military history calendar in Australia. The conference attracts speakers both from around Australia and internationally to present on and consider the major challenges faced by the Army throughout its history. This conference presents a unique opportunity for Army’s leaders to consider how Army has confronted and overcome past challenges, and how these solutions provide lessons for the future.

Due to the evolving COVID19 situation, more information on how this event will be run will be made available via this website in the coming weeks.

For any enquiries, contact the AAHU at aahu.conference@defence.gov.au

 

Conference Theme

The theme of the 2021 Chief of Army History is Contingencies and compromises: mobilising the Australian Army. Since its beginnings the Australian Army has had to mobilise to meet challenges across the globe. The 2021 Chief of Army History Conference will focus on the history of mobilising Armies to meet different challenges.

Presenters will to explore the challenges of mobilising land forces throughout history to meet different security threats and the successes, failures and lessons these present for the Army today.


Conference Presenters

The conference brings together panellists from a broad range of backgrounds - military personnel, strategic advisers, and military historians - to share their expertise on the challenges of mobilising land forces against different security threats. They will bring out the lessons from past successes and failures that can inform the Australian Army today.

The papers presented at each conference have reinforced that some problems are perennial, and that it is better to arm oneself against repeating these mistakes by learning the lessons from the past. Army views this conference as an opportunity to use history to better educate and prepare its people for the challenges they may face in the future, as well as to provide guiding principles from which to approach planning for future operational, administrative or modernisation requirements. 

More information on the keynote, presenters and panellists will be published here.
 

Attending the Conference - Details to be confirmed

Should COVID19-related border restrictions prohibit anyone from attending the conference in person, the keynote address and all presentations will be made available through the AAHU website. If any ticketholders are subsequently unable to attend due to changes in border restrictions, please contact the AAHU at the following link.

For any enquiries, contact the AAHU at AAHU.Conference@defence.gov.au
 

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