Does anyone progress in Army’s reshuffle

IF Gaius Petronious Arbiter didn’t exist, someone at Fort Zinderneuf on Canberra’s Russell Hill would have invented him.

Perhaps they already had.

Petronius Arbiter is oft quoted in military circles for his pithy observations on reorganisations.

“We trained hard-but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams, we would be reorganised,” he wrote.

“I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

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