Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) reports should be studied by Australian army personnel, scholars and the general public. This agency scrutinises the exercise of authority and spending by Australian Government agencies. ANAO reports provide valuable insights on the successes, failures and complexities of Army programs. Individuals interested in these programs’ managerial and operational performance should consult them to see whether they provide good value for money for taxpayers. Army professionals may eventually manage these programs and be subject to ANAO, judicial, media and parliamentary scrutiny for their management of these programs. This article intends to demonstrate these reports’ public value.