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ED LEAD THE WAY
THE idea that military history is full of 'born leaders' is not actually the
The Australian Army fosters a culture of leaders at all levels of the
organisation, from private to general.
All aspects of army training focus on the development of an individual's
"Specifically, the ability to competently and confidently lead in an
environment of extreme personal danger is the aim of the extensive
formal and informal leadership training," explained Colonel Duncan
Polich, Commandant of the Army Logistic Training Centre (ALTC) at
In the Albury-Wodonga region, the ALTC trains soldiers, sailors,
airmen and airwomen in warehousing and as drivers, medics, mechanics,
fitters, electricians, carpenters, electronic technicians, welders, recovery
mechanics and watercraft operators.
"The leadership training is underpinned by the common organisational
values and ethos of courage, respect, teamwork and initiative," Col
"As part of leadership training, the Army principles of leadership are
encouraged, monitored, developed and assessed:
"The ultimate aim of leadership in the Army is a selfless dedication to
the team, the service and the nation. It is mission focused - ideally
collaborative, participative, directed, transforming, motivating enabling
soldiers at all levels, regardless of cultural, gender or generational
The importance of leadership, especially in times of crisis or danger,
was addressed by the Chief of Army, Major General David Morrison,
who emphasised that "Everyone of us is responsible for the culture and
reputation of our Army especially for those of us who by their rank have
a leadership role."
"Clearly, leadership in the Army is inextricably linked to its culture and
that in order to represent our nation to the highest standard, it must
be developed, encouraged and most of all, applied," Col Polich added.
leaders at all levels
Leadership training is provided at all levels of the Australian Army.
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