Royal United Services Institute of Australia


United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory

Directions to and maps of the locations for USI of the ACT events can be found at the bottom of this page.

USI of the ACT upcoming events

Other ACT based organisations


Upcoming events

    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek
    Register

    The Battle of Marawi

    Professor Clive Williams, MG

    The Council is delighted to announce another presentation by USI of the ACT Life Member, Professor Clive Williams.

    The Battle of Marawi was fought between the Government of the Philippines and it supporters (including Australia) and militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The battle commenced on 23 May 2017 and ran for five months. In this presentation, Clive will examine the background to the battle, describe its main players, sketch its course, and consider its implications.  

    The presentation will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, commencing at 1800 hours. Please join us for networking in the ADC Mess from 1700 hours.  

    You can register here, or by calling our office on 02 6266 3466.

    Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.

    (Photo and biography: ANU)
    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek
    Register

    The Council is delighted to announce a presentation by the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO, DSC, to be held in the Spender Theatre, Weston Creek, on Thursday 12 April, commencing at 1800 hours.

    In 2016, General Campbell addressed members and guests on the Ryan Review, which concerned training, education and doctrine in the Army. On this occasion, he will speak on The current and future Army. As General Campbell has now been Chief of Army for almost three years, this promises to be a rich and insightful session, not to be missed.

    Entry to this event is free but registration is required, either on the website here, or by contacting our office (E: support@rusi.org.au; T: 02 6266 3446).

    Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.

    (Photo: Defence)

    • 10 May 2018
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek
    Register

    The Leo Mahony Bursary is a significant element of the USI program. It is awarded annually to a doctoral scholar enrolled in an ACT university and studying in the field of national security and defence. It commemorates the memory and service of Founding National Secretary of RUSI-A and long-time USI member and Counsellor, Mr Leo Mahony.

    Connecting recipients with USI members is an important element of the Bursary.  We achieve this in a number of ways: recipients are presented with their award at our Annual Members Dinner; appointed Honorary members for 12 months; and invited to attend our events and functions. They are also asked to give a presentation on their work.

    The Council is delighted to announce that our 2017 winner, Ms Deborah Jeppesen, will present on her work on Thursday 10 May 2018.

    Deborah is investigating the attributes of military advisors that lead to success in Train Advise and Assist (TAA) roles. Her focus is predominantly on Afghanistan and Iraq, but she has also interviewed Vietnam veterans and allied security force advisors and senior commanders commanders in order to expand the applicability of her research. Deborah is focused on how interpersonal factors and emotional self-regulation can assist in building mentoring relationships. Concurrently, Deborah has designed and delivered bespoke performance optimisation training to Australian Special Forces based on her research. This training is aimed at improving commando capacity to regulate emotion & physiological responses to improve performance under pressure while building resilience. 

    Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening.

    Members and guests are reminded that photo ID id required for access to the Weston Creek campus.

    (Photo: Jeppesen)

Where:

We conduct evening lecture meetings and presentations at the Australian Defence College (ADC), Weston Creek and at the R1 Theatrette at Russell.

Members and guests meet in the Weston Creek Mess from 5pm prior to events to enjoy networking and drinks. All are welcome. Access passes are required for entry to the ADC and can be obtained at the ADC gate on production of a photo ID.

No passes are required for the R1 Theatrette.

Australian Defence College

Click here for directions to ADC

Entry through ADC Guard Gate - advise you are attending a USI event. Car parking is on the left. The mess and bar is at the top right. Normal lectures/presentations are held at the Spender Theatre and for larger events the Blamey Theatre.



You can find the ADC Weston Visitor Safety Guide here.

R1 Russell Offices

Click here for directions to R1 Russell

After parking make your way to the R1 building and enter through the rotating doors. Proceed immediately to the left prior to the guard station and enter the Theatrette. 



    Contact details:
    USI of the ACT is located in Canberra. For further information please contact:

    LTCOL Richard Maurice
    Secretary USI of the ACT Inc.
    CP3-1-155 Campbell Park Office

    Email: support@rusi.org.au
    (membership and all other)



    Mail address: 
    Australia Post Mail to:
    CP3-1-155 PO Box 7912 CANBERRA BC ACT 2610

    Tel:
    0410 496 721 Treasurer

    for Membership Inquiries
    0477 358 580 Secretary


    Special Thanks: 
    The RUSIDSS-A gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Defence for its continuing assistance.

    Queries on website and membership: 
    Our major sponsor, Rolls-Royce Australia, underwrites the production of this website.


    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software