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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.

Towards a Multi-paradigmatic Methodology for Military Planning: An Initial Toolkit

By Dr Aaron P. Jackson   This article provides an overview of the current status…

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Over the Horizon Podcast 5 – Designing Future Security: An International Roundtable on the Military Design Movement

For this podcast, Over the Horizon – an online journal affiliated with the US Air…

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Teachers, Leave Them Kids Alone: Debating Two Approaches for Design Education in Military Organizations

By Ben Zweibelson, Aaron P. Jackson and Simon Bernard. This article functions as an informed…

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The Nature of Military Doctrine: A Decade of Study in 1500 Words

Today, The Strategy Bridge talks the fundamentals of doctrine with Aaron P. Jackson : “Doctrine,…

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Innovative within the Paradigm: The Evolution of the Australian Defence Force’s Joint Operational Art

Abstract: Beginning in 2008, several articles argued that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) had paid…

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A Tale of Two Designs: Developing the Australian Defence Force’s Latest Iteration of its Joint Operations Planning Doctrine

Author: Aaron P. Jackson Abstract: This paper chronicles the incorporation of design thinking ideas into the latest…

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