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The Australian Army
Australian Army
is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force
(ADF) along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) commands the ADF, the Army is commanded by the Chief of Army (CA). The CA is therefore subordinate to the CDF, but is also directly responsible to the Minister for Defence.[2] Although Australian soldiers have been involved in a number of minor and major conflicts throughout its history, only in World War II
World War II
has Australian territory come under direct attack.

Contents

1 History 2 Current organisation

2.1 1st Division 2.2 Forces Command 2.3 Special
Special
Forces 2.4 Planned restructuring

3 Colours, standards and guidons 4 Personnel

4.1 Strength 4.2 Rank and insignia

5 Equipment 6 Bases 7 Australian Army
Australian Army
Journal 8 Future procurement 9 See also 10 Citations 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of the Australian Army Formed in March 1901, with the amalgamation of the six separate colonial military forces, the history of the Australian Army
Australian Army
can be divided into two periods:

1901–47, when limits were set on the size of the regular Army, the vast majority of peacetime soldiers were in reserve units of the Citizens Military Force
Citizens Military Force
(also known as the CMF or Militia), and expeditionary forces (the First and Second Australian Imperial Forces) were formed to serve overseas,[3][4] and Post-1947, when a standing peacetime regular infantry force was formed and the CMF (known as the Army Reserve after 1980) began to decline in importance.[5][4]

Soldiers of the Australian 39th Battalion in September 1942

Two Australian soldiers during the Shah Wali Kot Offensive
Shah Wali Kot Offensive
in Afghanistan

Australian Cavalry Scout in Iraq, 2007

During its history the Australian Army
Australian Army
has fought in a number of major wars, including: Second Boer War
Second Boer War
(1899–1902), First World War (1914–18), the Second World War
Second World War
(1939–45), Korea War
Korea War
(1950–53), Malayan Emergency
Malayan Emergency
(1950–60), Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation (1962–66), Vietnam War
Vietnam War
(1962–73),[6] and more recently in Afghanistan (2001 – present) and Iraq
Iraq
(2003–09).[7] Since 1947 the Australian Army
Australian Army
has also been involved in many peacekeeping operations, usually under the auspices of the United Nations, however the non-United Nations sponsored Multinational Force and Observers
Multinational Force and Observers
in the Sinai is a notable exception. Australia's largest peacekeeping deployment began in 1999 in East Timor, while other ongoing operations include peacekeeping on Bougainville, in the Sinai, and in the Solomon Islands. Humanitarian relief after 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
in Aceh
Aceh
Province, Indonesia, Operation Sumatra Assist, ended on 24 March 2005.[8]

Current organisation[edit] Further information: Structure of the Australian Army
Structure of the Australian Army
and Australian Army Reserve

The Australian Army's structure from 2018

The 1st Division comprises a deployable headquarters, while 2nd Division under the command of Forces Command is the main home-defence formation, containing Army Reserve units. 2nd Division's headquarters only performs administrative functions. The Australian Army
Australian Army
has not deployed a divisional-sized formation since 1945 and does not expect to do so in the future.[9] 1st Division[edit] 1st Division carries out high-level training activities and deploys to command large-scale ground operations. It does not have any combat units permanently assigned.

1 RAR machine-gun team training in Hawaii during RIMPAC 2012

A 1st Commando Regiment
1st Commando Regiment
soldier jumping from a 16th Aviation Brigade, 171st Aviation Squadron Black Hawk helicopter

Forces Command[edit] Forces Command controls for administrative purposes all non-special-forces assets of the Australian Army. It is neither an operational nor a deployable command.

1 Brigade – Multi-role Combat Brigade based in Darwin and Adelaide. 3 Brigade – Multi-role Combat Brigade based in Townsville. 6 Brigade (CS&ISTAR) – Mixed brigade based in Sydney. 7 Brigade – Multi-role Combat Brigade based in Brisbane. 16 Aviation Brigade – Army Aviation brigade based in Enoggera, Brisbane. 17 Combat Service Support
Combat Service Support
Brigade – Logistic brigade based in Sydney. 2nd Division administers the reserve forces from its headquarters located in Sydney.

4 Brigade – based in Victoria. 5 Brigade – based in New South Wales. 8 Brigade – based in New South Wales. 9 Brigade – based in South Australia
Australia
and Tasmania. 11 Brigade – based in Queensland. 13 Brigade – based in Western Australia.

Additionally, Forces Command includes the following training establishments:

Army Recruit Training Centre
Army Recruit Training Centre
at Kapooka, NSW; Royal Military College, Duntroon
Royal Military College, Duntroon
in the ACT; Combined Arms Training Centre at Puckapunyal, Vic; Army Logistic Training Centre at Bonegilla, Vic and Bandiana, Vic; and Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey, QLD.[10]

Australian special forces in Afghanistan, 2009

Special
Special
Forces[edit] Special
Special
Operations Command comprises a command formation of equal status to the other commands in the ADF. It includes all of Army's special forces assets. Planned restructuring[edit] Under a restructuring program known as Plan Beersheba
Plan Beersheba
announced in late 2011, the 1st, 3rd and 7th Brigades will be re-formed as combined-arms multi-role manoeuvre brigades with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Royal Australian Regiment
(part of the 3rd Brigade) forming the core of a future amphibious force.[11] The force will be known as the Amphibious Ready Element and will be embarked on the Navy's new Canberra-class amphibious assault ships. Colours, standards and guidons[edit] Main article: Colours, standards and guidons

All colours of the Army were on parade for the centenary of the Army, 10 March 2001.

Infantry, and some other combat units of the Australian Army
Australian Army
carry flags called the Queen's Colour and the Regimental Colour, known as "the Colours".[12] Armoured units carry Standards and Guidons – flags smaller than Colours and traditionally carried by Cavalry, Lancer, Light Horse and Mounted Infantry
Infantry
units. The 1st Armoured Regiment is the only unit in the Australian Army
Australian Army
to carry a Standard, in the tradition of heavy armoured units. Artillery
Artillery
units' guns are considered to be their Colours, and on parade are provided with the same respect.[13] Non-combat units (combat service support corps) do not have Colours, as Colours are battle flags and so are only available to combat units. As a substitute, many have Standards or Banners.[14] Units awarded battle honours have them emblazoned on their Colours, Standards and Guidons. They are a link to the unit's past and a memorial to the fallen. Artillery
Artillery
do not have Battle Honours – their single Honour is "Ubique" which means "Everywhere" – although they can receive Honour Titles.[15] The Army is the guardian of the National Flag and as such, unlike the Royal Australian Air Force, does not have a flag or Colours. The Army, instead, has a banner, known as the Army Banner. To commemorate the centenary of the Army, the Governor General Sir William Deane, presented the Army with a new Banner at a parade in front of the Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
on 10 March 2001. The Banner was presented to the Regimental Sergeant
Sergeant
Major of the Army (RSM-A), Warrant Officer Peter Rosemond. The Army Banner bears the Australian Coat of Arms on the obverse, with the dates "1901–2001" in gold in the upper hoist. The reverse bears the "rising sun" badge of the Australian Army, flanked by seven campaign honours on small gold-edged scrolls: South Africa, World War I, World War II, Korea, Malaya-Borneo, South Vietnam, and Peacekeeping. The banner is trimmed with gold fringe, has gold and crimson cords and tassels, and is mounted on a pike with the usual British royal crest finial.[16] Personnel[edit] Strength[edit] In the 2014–15 financial year the Army had an average strength of 43,667 personnel: 29,366 permanent (regular) and 14,301 active reservists (part-time).[17] In addition, there are another 12,496 members of the Standby Reserve.[18] The regular Army is targeted to expand to 30,464 (regular) and 15,250 (part-time) personnel by 2015–16.[19] Personnel numbers have trended upwards since a peak in 2010–11 with an actual strength of 29,366 full-time personnel. Army Reserve numbers are 14,301, which does not include Standby Reserves. This gives the Army a combined strength of 43,667 active personnel for the year 2014–15.[1] Rank and insignia[edit] Main articles: Australian Army officer rank insignia
Australian Army officer rank insignia
and Australian Army enlisted rank insignia The ranks of the Australian Army
Australian Army
are based on the ranks of the British Army, and carry mostly the same actual insignia. For officers the ranks are identical except for the shoulder title "Australia". The Non-Commissioned Officer
Non-Commissioned Officer
insignia are the same up until Warrant Officer, where they are stylised for Australia
Australia
(for example, using the Australian, rather than the British coat of arms). The ranks of the Australian Army
Australian Army
are as follows:

Private (PTE) – OR-2 Private Proficient (PTE(P)) Also used within the Private equivalent ranks – OR-3 Lance Corporal
Lance Corporal
or Lance Bombardier (LCPL or LBDR) – OR-4 Corporal
Corporal
or Bombardier (CPL or BDR) – OR-5 Sergeant
Sergeant
(SGT) – OR-6 Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
(SSGT) – OR-7 (SSGT is being phased out of the Australian Army) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class Two (WO2) – OR-8 Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class One (WO1) – OR-9 Regimental Sergeant
Sergeant
Major of the Army (RSM-A) – OR-9 (This is an appointment rather than a rank) Second Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(2LT) – OF-1 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(LT) – OF-2 Captain (CAPT) – OF-3 Major (MAJ) – OF-4 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Colonel (LTCOL) – OF-5 Colonel (COL) – OF-6 Brigadier (BRIG) – OF-7. Like the United Kingdom, prior to 1922 Australia
Australia
used the rank Brigadier General Major General (MAJGEN) – OF-8 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General (LTGEN) – OF-9 General (GEN) – OF-10 Field Marshal (FM) – OF-11. This rank is generally reserved for wartime and ceremonial purposes; there are no regular appointments to the rank. Sir Thomas Blamey
Thomas Blamey
is the only Australian-born officer promoted to the rank. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is currently the only living holder of the rank of Field Marshal in the Australian Army. The Duke, however, does not have any active role in the Australian command structure.

Equipment[edit]

SR-25
SR-25
rifle, Heckler & Koch USP sidearm

Australian M1 Abrams, the main battle tank used by the Army

Further information: Weaponry of the Australian Army

Small arms F88 Austeyr
F88 Austeyr
(service rifle), F89 Minimi
F89 Minimi
(support weapon), Browning Hi-Power (sidearm), MAG-58 (general purpose machine gun), SR-25 designated marksman rifle, SR-98
SR-98
(sniper rifle), Mk48
Mk48
Maximi, AW50F

Special
Special
forces M4 carbine, Heckler & Koch USP, SR-25, F89 Minimi, MP5, SR-98, Mk48, HK416, HK417, Blaser R93 Tactical, Barrett M82, Mk14 EBR

Main battle tanks 59 M1A1 Abrams

Armored recovery vehicle 13 M88A2 Hercules armored recovery vehicles[20][21]

Infantry
Infantry
fighting vehicles 257 ASLAV

Armoured Personnel Carriers 431 M113
M113
Armored Vehicles upgraded to M113AS3/4 standard (around 100 of these will be placed in reserve)

Infantry
Infantry
Mobility Vehicles 1,052 Bushmaster PMVs,[22][23][24]; 31 HMT Extenda Mk1 Nary vehicles and 89 HMT Extenda Mk2 on order

Light Utility Vehicles 2,268 G-Wagon
G-Wagon
4 × 4 and 6x6, 1,500 Land Rover
Land Rover
FFR and GS, 1,295 Unimog
Unimog
1700L

Artillery 112 L118/L119 105 mm Hamel Guns (In reserve), 36 M198 155 mm Howitzer (In reserve), 54 M777A2 155 mm Howitzer, 36 RBS-70
RBS-70
surface-to-air missile systems.[citation needed]

Radar AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder radar, AMSTAR Ground Surveillance RADAR, AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar, GIRAFFE FOC, Portable Search and Target Acquisition Radar
Radar
– Extended Range.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Insitu Aerosonde, Elbit Systems Skylark and Boeing ScanEagle[25]

Aircraft Type Versions Number in service[26] Notes

Helicopters

Bell 206B-1 Kiowa Light observation helicopter 206B-1 27 [27] To be replaced by the Eurocopter Tiger
Eurocopter Tiger
and Eurocopter EC135. 56 originally in service.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook Transport helicopter CH-47D

CH-47F 2

10[28] One CH-47D lost in Afghanistan on 30 May 2011. From an initial fleet of six; two additional CH-47Ds were ordered in December 2011 as attrition replacement and to boost heavy lift capabilities until the delivery of seven CH-47Fs, which will replace the CH-47Ds. All seven Chinooks were delivered in August 2015. The US State Department has approved the possible sale of three more CH-47F aircraft as of December 2015.[29] The 2016 Defence White Paper confirmed the order of three CH-47F aircraft.[30]

Eurocopter EC135 Training helicopter EC135T2+ 1 15 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) are on order to be shared with the Navy.[31][32]

Eurocopter Tiger Attack helicopter Tiger ARH 22 Delivery completed early July 2011. Achieved Final Operational Capability on 14 April 2016.[33]

Sikorsky S-70
Sikorsky S-70
Black Hawk Utility helicopter S-70A-9 34 Will be replaced by the MRH 90 by June 2018. 18 to be kept in operational service for special forces until the end of 2021 due to issues with MRH 90 with an additional 2 retained.[34][35]

NHIndustries MRH-90 Taipan Utility helicopter TTH: Tactical Transport Helicopter 39 (41) 45 in service as of June 2017. Total of 47 on order (including 6 for Royal Australian Navy)

Australian Army
Australian Army
Sikorsky S-70
Sikorsky S-70
Black Hawk

An Australian Army
Australian Army
MRH-90

Australian Army
Australian Army
Tiger ARH

Bases[edit] Main article: List of Australian military bases The Army's operational headquarters, Forces Command, is located at Victoria Barracks in Sydney. The Australian Army's three regular brigades are based at Robertson Barracks near Darwin, Lavarack Barracks in Townsville
Townsville
and Gallipoli Barracks
Gallipoli Barracks
in Brisbane. The Deployable Joint Force Headquarters is also located at Gallipoli Barracks. Other important Army bases include the Army Aviation Centre near Oakey, Queensland, Holsworthy Barracks
Holsworthy Barracks
near Sydney, Lone Pine Barracks in Singleton, New South Wales
Singleton, New South Wales
and Woodside Barracks
Woodside Barracks
near Adelaide, South Australia. The SASR is based at Campbell Barracks Swanbourne, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Puckapunyal
Puckapunyal
north of Melbourne
Melbourne
houses the Australian Army's Combined Arms Training Centre, Land Warfare Development Centre, and three of the five principal Combat Arms schools. Further barracks include Steele Barracks in Sydney, Keswick Barracks
Keswick Barracks
in Adelaide, and Irwin Barracks at Karrakatta in Perth. Dozens of Australian Army
Australian Army
Reserve depots are located across Australia. Australian Army
Australian Army
Journal[edit] Since 1947, the Australian Army
Australian Army
has published its own journal titled the Australian Army
Australian Army
Journal. Covering a broad range of topics including essays, book reviews and editorials, with submissions from serving members as well as professional authors, the journal's stated goal is to provide "...the primary forum for Army's professional discourse... [and to facilitate]... debate within the Australian Army ...[and raise] ...the quality and intellectual rigor of that debate by adhering to a strict and demanding standard of quality".[36] In 1976, the journal was placed on hiatus; however, publishing began again in 1999 and since then the journal has been published largely on a quarterly basis, with only minimal interruptions.[37] Future procurement[edit] This list includes equipment currently on order or a requirement which has been identified:

A replacement for the Tiger ARH helicopter was identified in the 2016 Defence White Paper. The Army is set to retire the helicopter earlier than expected after encountering numerous issues with sustainment and serviceability rates. While the Tigers were initially supposed to get a $1–2 billion mid-life upgrade, a new type of helicopter—either manned, unmanned or a combination of both—is set to enter service from the mid 2020s.[38] A new deployable short-range ground-based air defence missile system is slated to replace the RBS-70
RBS-70
MANPADS by the early 2020s.[39] A new medium-range air defence system is also to be acquired in the late 2020s. The new system will help defend deployed airfields, command centres and other valuable assets from enemy air attack.[39] The Army has lacked a medium-range air defence system capability since the Rapier's retirement in 2005.[40] Land-based anti-ship missiles were outlined as a new requirement in the 2016 Defence White Paper to defend deployed forces as well as offshore assets such as oil and natural gas platforms.[39] The Australian Government committed to improving the systems that individual soldiers use. Items outlined in the DWP include "weapons and targeting equipment, digital communications systems, body armour and self protection equipment (including for chemical, biological and radiological threats), and night fighting equipment."[39] 1,100 Hawkei
Hawkei
protected mobility vehicles are currently being procured at a cost of around $1.3 billion.[41] The Bushmaster PMV
Bushmaster PMV
is to be replaced beginning in 2025 by a new platform.[39] Land 400 replacement program is set to replace the existing 257 ASLAVs and 700 M113
M113
APCs with new platforms. To complement current artillery, a new class of long-range rocket artillery is to be introduced in the mid 2020s. The new system, yet to be named, will be able to provide fire support for troops at three hundred kilometres.[39] A riverine patrol capability is to be re-established in 2022. The capability will be established around a fleet of small, lightly armed patrol vessels to allow access to a range of different environments.[39] The Army has outlined a need for enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. With this, they plan to acquire a fleet of armed, medium-range unmanned aerial vehicles along with regular capability updates. They will provide enhanced firepower and ISR as well as a counter-terrorism ability overseas. They will also assist in humanitarian and relief missions.[39]

See also[edit]

Military of Australia
Australia
portal

Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force
ranks and insignia List of Australian military memorials Conscription in Australia Australian military slang Battle and theatre honours of the Australian Army Uniforms of the Australian Army

Citations[edit]

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Australian Army
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Australian Army
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Journal". Publications. Australian Army. Archived from the original on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.  ^ ""Troubled" Tiger set for early retirement, new light helicopter for Special
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Forces on the way". Australian Aviation. australianaviation.com.au. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016.  ^ a b c d e f g h 2016 Defence White Paper. Australia: Commonwealth of Australia. 2016. pp. 94–98. ISBN 978-0-9941680-5-4.  ^ "16 Air Defence Regiment History". Australian Air Defence Artillery Association. Australian Air Defence Artillery
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References[edit]

Grey, Jeffrey (2008). A Military History of Australia
Australia
(3rd ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-69791-0.  Horner, David (2001). Making the Australian Defence Force. Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-554117-0.  Jobson, Christopher (2009). Looking Forward, Looking Back: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army. Wavell Heights, Queensland: Big Sky Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9803251-6-4.  Odgers, George (1988). Army Australia: An Illustrated History. Frenchs Forest, New South Wales: Child & Associates. ISBN 0-86777-061-9. 

Further reading[edit]

Australian Department of Defence (2009). Defence Annual Report 2008–09. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Defence Publishing Service. ISBN 978-0-642-29714-3.  Grey, Jeffrey (2001). The Australian Army. South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19554-114-4.  Palazzo, Albert (2001). The Australian Army: A History of its Organisation 1901–2001. Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195515072.  Terrett, Leslie; Taubert, Stephen (2015). Preserving our Proud Heritage: The Customes and Traditions of the Australian Army. Newport, New South Wales: Big Sky Publishing. ISBN 9781925275544. 

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Australian Defence Force
Military of Australia

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Commissioned officer ranks of the Australian Defence Force

Australia-United States Rank Code Officer Cadet O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 * O-8 ** O-9 *** O-10 **** O-11 *****

Royal Australian Navy MIDN ASLT SBLT LEUT LCDR CMDR CAPT CDRE RADM VADM ADML AF

Australian Army OCDT 2LT LT CAPT MAJ LTCOL COL BRIG MAJGEN LTGEN GEN FM

Royal Australian Air Force OFFCDT PLTOFF FLGOFF FLTLT SQNLDR WGCDR GPCAPT AIRCDRE AVM AIRMSHL ACM MRAAF

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Other ranks of the Australian Defence Force

Australia-United States Rank Code E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9 Special

Royal Australian Navy RCT SMN AB - LS PO - CPO WO WO-N

Australian Army REC PTE PTE(P) LCPL CPL SGT SSGT WO2 WO1 RSM-A

Royal Australian Air Force RCT AC/ACW LAC/LACW - CPL SGT - FSGT WOFF WOFF-AF

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 145936537 LCCN: n79095437 ISNI: 0000 0004 0431

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