In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Major General Mick Ryan, AM, Commander Australian Defence College.
The pair begin by discussing MAJGEN Ryan’s tenure as Commander of the Australian Defence College, enhancing Defence’s education continuum from Cadet through to General as well as overcoming the challenges of the recent pandemic.
The podcast continues with an analysis of how the Australian Defence Force is preparing its members and future leaders to address the emerging characteristics of war with new curricula that were designed in accordance with Defence’s current and future needs.
The pair wrap up the podcast discussing MAJGEN Ryan’s upcoming book, War Transformed, and the impact that ebbs and flows of technological change have on warfare.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 287: PODCAST: Discussing the latest breaking news in Australian defence and defence industry
Episode 286: PODCAST: Examining the Peever review, with Dr Gregor Ferguson
Episode 285: PODCAST: Developing sovereign test and evaluation capabilities with Greg Barsby, managing director of QinetiQ Australia
Episode 284: PODCAST: Unpacking the sub debate – Christopher Skinner
Episode 283: PODCAST: Assessing China’s grey zone operations – Dr Peter Layton
Episode 282: PODCAST: Media and the modern battlespace – Dr Charles Knight
Episode 281: PODCAST: Building a more resilient Australia with Commodore (Ret’d) Vince Di Pietro
Episode 280: PODCAST: The submarine story no one wants to hear, with ANU’s Professor Roger Bradbury
Episode 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh