The ADF's effectiveness in domestic settings can be compromised by a lack of emotionally intelligent leadership and clear public policy, potentially leading members to question the true nature of the challenges they face.
- Blurred ADF Role: ADF's growing domestic role, like DACC, risks core mission clarity.
- Leadership Gaps: Domestic missions show leadership flaws affecting trust and morale.
- Strategic Shift: 2020 Update highlights DACC's rising strategic importance.
- Operational Confusion: DACC tasks lead to role uncertainty and community friction.
- Need for Emotional IQ: Clear goals and emotionally savvy leadership are crucial.
Nb: This essay by Caitlin Riley won First Place in the (Australian Defence College (ADC) Forge essay writing competition.