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AIR FORCE April 1, 2010
By Alison Reis
AUSTRALIAN Command and
Staff College (ACSC) has set a
new benchmark this year with a
record 23 countries represented on
the current course.
Now in its 10th year, ACSC is
one of three tri-service educational
organisations within the Australian
Defence College, which also
includes the Centre for Defence and
Strategic Studies (CDSC) and the
Australian Defence Force Academy.
There are 179 course members
at ACSC including 44 international
students from countries including
Cambodia, China, East Timor, Iraq,
Pakistan, South Korea, UK and the
USA. There are also 15 warrant
officers from the three services on
course for the first six months.
The students visited RAAF Base
Amberley earlier this month on a
Joint Capability Tour as part of the
ACSC course. During the visit, the
students were given tours inside a
By SQNLDR Matt Xerri
ANY QUESTIONS you may have on
the subject of Command and Control
(C2) in the Air Force can be answered
in a new handbook.
The simple-to-read publication
explains, in straightforward terms, what
C2 is, how it applies to Air Force and
the way Air Force directs and controls
The Handbook on C2 in the RAAF
(AAP 1001.1) will provide you with a
greater appreciation of the Air Force C2
This is the first time Air Force has
promulgated a doctrine handbook on the
The Air Power Development Centre
(APDC) published it last December in
response to a CAF directive. AIRMSHL
Mark Binskin considered that, in
response to changes to command and
C2 explained in new
control at higher levels of the organisa-
tion and an identified need for a better
understanding of the Air Force C2 sys-
tem, it was important to "clearly enunci-
ate C2 in the Air Force so that all of us
and the broader Defence Community
understand how our service interacts
The handbook incorporates CAF's
directive for all Air Force members to
understand their chain of command and
responsibilities of their commanders.
The book is available from the APDC
Hard copies have been distributed to all
Air Force units and organisations.
For more information, contact WGCDR
Greg Weller (Deputy Director -- Doctrine
and Education, APDC) at greg.
The APDC invites comment and feed-
back about the book.
The handbook explains
the processes and sup-
port structures DCAF
and ACAUST use to
command and control
the Air Force on CAF's
All Air Force C2 from
Joint or deployed envi-
ronment, is detailed in
It explains the C2
changes resulting from
recent restructures of
and Base management
functions. For example,
the handbook clarifies
Centre links to
Command and Air
36SQN C-17, a 38SQN King Air, a
6SQN F-111 and a visiting 11SQN
AP-3C. They also visited 2 Airfield
Defence Squadron and were treated
to a display of the squadron's equip-
ment and weapons arsenal.
Vice Chief of the Defence Force
LTGEN David Hurley said the
diverse mix of international allies
exposes all students to a challenging
range of perspectives on the course.
"These men and women are our
future military leaders. The profes-
sional and personal associations
they form with international course
members during their time at Staff
College will significantly influ-
ence Australia's relationships with
allied partner forces in the future,"
LTGEN Hurley said.
The CDSC is hosting a diverse
range of participants this year
including 22 overseas course mem-
bers, as well as 23 senior military
officers and other government offi-
Commandant ACSC BRIG
Wayne Goodman said he was
pleased with the variety of countries
represented at ACSC.
"Our overseas course members
greatly contribute to the learning
environment as they bring a diverse
range of skills, experience and per-
spectives to the College," he said.
ACSC prepares selected officers
for command and staff appointment
at the 05 level in single service, joint
and integrated environments.
ACSC marks an officer's tran-
sition from a tactical operational
focus to an operational strategic
focus. Course members develop
planning and problem-solving skills
which are essential to understanding
and working in the modern joint,
combined and inter-agency security
TOUR OF DUTY: Above, 36SQN pilot FLTLT Jeremy Dutton
explains the controls of a C-17 to MAJ Song Jun from China during
the ACSC's visit to Amberley.
Photo: ACW Rosaleen Normoyle
Left, WGCDR Jakkrit Klinsarai from the Royal Thai Air Force is
shown how to load an AP-3C sonobuoy by 11SQN's FLTLT Bruce
Photo: LAC Benjamin Evans
IN THE PICTURE: ACSC students MAJ Virender Singh (left) from the Indian Army and MAJ
Haszahaldi Daud from the Royal Brunei Air Force learn about a thermal surveillance system with the
help of 2AFDS's CPL Brendon Hughes during a Joint Capability Tour of RAAF Base Amberley.
Photo: ACW Rosaleen Normoyle
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