Community of Practice

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Aaron P Jackson

Dr Aaron P. Jackson is an Australian public servant. He is currently Senior Researcher Joint and Integrated Military Operations within Defence Science and Technology Group, which is part of the Department of Defence. He has also served in the Australian Army Reserve since 2002. He has deployed on operations in Iraq, the Greater Middle East Region, Timor Leste and domestically within Australia. Aaron holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (International Relations) and has an ongoing research focus on defence and military studies, operational art, international relations and military design thinking. He is widely published in these fields and has held numerous academic appointments, including as Academic Year 2018-19 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Defence Studies at Canadian Forces College.

The opinions expressed in Dr Jackson’s academic papers are exclusively his own and do not reflect the views of any organisation with which he is, or was previously, affiliated.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Reach a Cake: Observations About Military Design Facilitation

By Aaron P. Jackson “We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We…

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The Only Problem with the OPP is that We Do not Use It! Why this Argument is Invalid

Over the years I have heard time and again the argument made that “the only…

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A Historical and Paradigmatic Analysis of Civilian and Military Design Thinking

A Historical and Paradigmatic Analysis of Civilian and Military Design Thinking – Dr Aaron Jackson…

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Your Flight is Delayed: The Impact of Complexity upon a Simple Plan

By Aaron P. Jackson How my planned 30 hour journey became an 88 hour odyssey,…

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A Brief History of Military Design Thinking

By Aaron P. Jackson Welcome to the field of military design thinking. In this article,…

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Intellectual spring cleaning: it’s time for a military “Do Not Read” list; and some sources that should be on that list

By Aaron P. Jackson, Ben Zweibelson and William Simonds Published in: Defence Studies, Vol. 18,…

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