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Craftsman : Craftsman 2012
RAEME CRAFTSMAN 2012 18 "The best tank terrain is that without anti-tank weapons." Russian Military Doctrine RAEME Doctrine is managed by the Land Warfare Development Centre Outposted PERS/CSS Doctrine Cell located at the Surfers Paradise of Victoria, South Bandiana. The cell consists of one Major, four Warrant Officers Class One's, one civilian Desk Top Publisher and one RAE Sapper Multi Media Technician of which only MAJ Paul (chook) Henry and WO1 Craig McLeod are RAEME. However, this does not mean that these members only concentrate on RAEME doctrine. In his current posting, WO1 McLeod has also become heavily involved in the managing and writing of Health Doctrine. Over the past few years, the introduction of projects such has LAND 121, JP2048, JP 126, JP 2056 to name a few, has had an impact on Army doctrine. The influence that LAND 121 has had on RAEME doctrine will necessitate, in some cases, complete rewrites of publications, in order to incorporate the new vehicle variants. So what are the current RAEME doctrine publications and what is their status? The publications and status are: a. LWD 4-2 Maintenance Support, published on Doctrine Online -- to be validated 2013; b. LWP-CSS 4-2-1 Recovery Mechanics Handbook, currently being amended -- estimate Online in Dec 2012; c. LWP-CSS 4-2-2 RAEME Commander's Handbook, published on Doctrine Online; d. LWP-CSS 4-2-3 Maintenance Support to Aviation Operations, undergoing a validation review to determine if the content is correct and to identify the areas of the publication that requires updating; e. LWP-CSS 4-2-4 Marine Engineers Handbook, information contained in this handbook has now be absorbed into the new publication, LWP-CSS 4-3-3 Marine Equipments, Operator and Maintenance Handbook which is at HQ Puckapunyal for editing/production; and f. LWP-CSS 4-2-5 RAEME Commander's Aide-Memoire, published on Doctrine Online So where do you find doctrine? The two main areas that you can go to in order to view or down load doctrine are: a. I-Army. A web based system that provides Army personnel in operational, training and staff environments access to approved knowledge sources in electronic format. The portal operates within the Defence Information Environment (DIE) utilising current and future networks. The intent is for users to access I-Army through a secure single sign on point which allows them access to areas of the I-Army based on their user profile. This may include access to restricted and unrestricted sites; and b. Doctrine Online. Designed to improve your ability to source information that you need to safely and effectively conduct military activities. The purpose of Doctrine Online is to provide access to authorised doctrine and procedures that informs and guides fundamental warfighting skills. All doctrine publications are displayed to enable rapid access to Army doctrine and users can also use the site to provide feedback. This site allows you to: i. Access I-Army; ii. Search Doctrine; iii. Order Doctrine; iv. Look up what is new; v. View the Doctrine Online Chart/ Hierarchy; vi. View the online catalogue. Download the catalogue to your DRN terminal and use as the fastest method to access Army Doctrine; vii. Offline DVD, allows you to tailor your information to suit courses, deployments or training; viii. Speak to an Expert (Project Managers); ix. Professional Publications gives you access to professional publications produced by Doctrine Wing; and x. Send Feedback. So what can you do for doctrine? One common theme that is often raised when discussing doctrine is "doctrine is always out of date" but like a database or spreadsheet, the information contained in a doctrine publication is only as good as the information offered by subject matter advisers or more importantly, you. If you do not take the time to raise issues when you notice a mistake or something that needs attention, then doctrine will never progress. You can contribute to doctrine in a number of ways. First, either by providing feedback or suggesting amendments to publications. Remember any rank level may do this. Second, through the participation in working groups or doctrine reviews when asked to do so. Third, by participating in a Centre for Army Lessons collection task where members on exercise or returning back from deployments are interviewed in order to obtain lessons learnt from the exercise or deployment. This information then assists in identifying trends and gaps within doctrine that is then used by doctrine writers when writing a publication. Remember If you chose not to have input into doctrine then you give up your right to complain about it when the publication is published. To make it easier for you to provide feedback or suggest amendments, please feel free to contact the members below: MAJ Paul Henry, email firstname.lastname@example.org WO1 Craig McLeod, email email@example.com Test your knowledge Answers can be found by using I-Army or Doctrine Online. a. Who or what is JFLA and what does the JFLA do? (LWD 4-2 Maintenance Support). b. What are the general rules for Latrines and Urinals? (LWP-CSS 4-2- 5 RAEME Commanders Aide-Memoire). c. Can you submit a RODUM using I-Army? d. What is the running time of the "All Corps Battlecraft Part 2 Video"? (I-Army). e. Can you access the RAEME website using I-Army? RAEME Doctrine MAJ Paul (Chook) Henry