Chief of Army’s exercise opens in Adelaide
7 September 2016
The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, DSC, AM, officially opened the 2016 Chief of Army’s exercise in Adelaide yesterday .
Senior leaders from the Australian Army, Australian Defence Force and Australian government organisations will be joined by international military representatives and academics from over 20 countries.
Over the coming three days, the participants in this year’s exercise will discuss the central theme; redefining boundaries for the 21st century land force.
In his opening address, Lieutenant General Campbell said this year’s theme is designed to be thought provoking and to challenge conventions.
“Boundaries are expected to create definition, however, current and future security challenges can create ambiguity,” Lieutenant General Campbell said.
“A testing environment can be compounded by empowered individuals, assertive states and unstable planet.
“Opening the conversation encourages debate from which we gain ideas and innovative solutions.
“The 2016 Chief of Army’s exercise will investigate the impact of a fluid state on land forces, and I welcome the contribution of our military colleagues to this discussion.”
The Chief of Army’s exercise provides the Australian Army, together with its national, regional and global partners, with a biennial forum to discuss issues relevant to the future of land forces.
The theme is designed to encourage discussions of the issues facing land forces now and into the future, and seeks a critical examination of areas and problems where land forces have not traditionally operated.
Presentations on, and in support of, the central theme include the Indo-Pacific region in a global context, preparing land forces for hybrid threats and leading the joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational force.
The Chief of Army’s exercise is being conducted alongsideLand Forces 2016 Exposition, which is being held at the same venue from 6 – 8 September.
Imagery from the Chief of Army’s Exercise 2016 is available at http://images.defence.gov.au/S20162215
Further information about the Chief of Army’s Exercise 2016 is at http://www.army.gov.au/Our-people/Leaders/Chief-of-Army/CA-Exercise-2016