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A rotating cast of hosts covers topics of importance to the Total Army community including Soldiers, military families and Army supporters. Keep it locked here for all Army Matters. Brought to you by AUSA, the U.S. Army’s professional association - voice for the Army and support for the Soldiers.

Episode Date
Family Voices: Military Family Financial Readiness
26:04

Host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, speaks with Angela Cabán, 2014 National Guard Spouse of the Year, Founder of Homefront United Network, and current Program Director for Military Saves, Consumer Federation of America. Angela shares her family’s personal story of bankruptcy and how they overcame their debt. She maps out the vital steps to seeking financial help, and emphasizes the importance of the military spouse support network in helping families reach their goals.

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Resources mentioned:

Military Saves, Consumer Federation of America
www.militarysaves.org
Facebook & Twitter: @MilitarySaves

 

Homefront United Network
Facebook: @HomefrontUnitedNetwork
Twitter: @HomefrontUnited

 

USAA Educational Foundation
https://usaaef.org/

 

FindLegalHelp.org
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home/

Jul 15, 2019
Army Real Talk: Debunking “Barracks Lawyer” Myths
36:35

Today we debunk common legal myths with officers from the Army’s Office of the Judge Advocate General. Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow, interview LTC Megan Wakefield, Chief, Strategic Communications Office, and LTC Adam Kazin, Criminal Law Division, about the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), military punishments, corrective training, different types of Army discharges, court martials, and more.

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Social Media Handle:
@goarmyjag

Disclaimers:

  1. Any opinions shared by either LTC Wakefield or LTC Kazin are theirs, alone, and do not constitute the official position of the Department of Defense or the Army.
  2. This podcast is not intended to serve as legal advice.  If you are seeking legal advice as a member of the command, you should contact your local Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.  If you are in need of personal legal advice, you can contact your local Trial Defense Services office. 
Jul 08, 2019
Soldier Today: Summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Moves
18:10

The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses resources to assist with the summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, VP, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. Have you received your orders to move duty stations? Join the discussion on changing duty stations, learn about the initiatives the Army has taken to ease the summer surge, and ways to make the move for your family more efficient.

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.


Resources mentioned:
Defense Personal Property System (DPS): www.move.mil
Customer Service 24 Hour Hotline: 1 (833) MIL-MOVE
International Auto Logistics: www.pcsmypov.com Phone number: 855-389-9499

Jul 01, 2019
Thought Leaders: The British Are Coming
23:55

Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson about his new book The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. In this first volume of a new trilogy, Atkinson turns his attention from World War II to tell the story of the initial years of the American Revolution. After initial successes, the ragged Continental Army experiences a series of setbacks in the latter half of 1776. George Washington uses his political skills and force of will to supply his men and keep them in the field. With the new nation’s future in the balance, Washington seizes an opportunity and personally leads his troops to their first dramatic victories in the war for independence. Rick Atkinson is the author of several books, including the best-selling Liberation Trilogy, and worked as a reporter and editor at the Washington Post. Born in Munich, Germany, he is the son of a U.S. Army officer and grew up on military posts.

Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Jun 24, 2019
Family Voices: MyArmyBenefits
18:28

Host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, speaks with Chelsea Ortiz, Program Manager for MyArmyBenefits, the Army’s official benefits information website. They discuss transferring GI Bill benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, managing divorce and TRICARE, and much more.

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

MyArmyBenefits Links

Official Site: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/

GI Bill: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Benefit-Library/Federal-Benefits/Post-9/11-GI-Bill

Yellow Ribbon Program: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp

Divorce and TRICARE: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/News/How-Does-Divorce-Affect-Your-TRICARE-Benefit

Follow MyArmyBenefits on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/myarmybenefits/

Jun 17, 2019
Army Real Talk: Telling our Soldiers’ Stories – National Museum of the U.S. Army (Opening in 2020)
25:29

To celebrate the Army’s 244th birthday this week, we learn about the NEW National Museum of the U.S. Army, targeted to open in 2020 at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow, interview special guests LTG Roger Schultz, USA-Ret., President, Army Historical Foundation and Ms. Tammy E. Call, Director, National Museum of the U.S. Army. The museum is an immersive experience that tells our Soldiers’ stories in all eras, through their own voices. With over 750,000 projected visitors, the museum will offer a touchpoint for young citizens considering Army careers and will generate excitement and inspiration for anyone seeking to serve in their communities. One featured area of the museum is the Experiential Learning Center and its G-STEM (Geography, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) exhibit, offering kids a chance to play in Fort Discover while other visitors learn Soldier skills from the simulators and games in the Training Center. Another highlight is the Army & Society exhibit, covering things we enjoy as citizens that started as Army requirements. Kiosks with Registries honoring Army Soldiers, civilians and animals will be spread throughout the museum. Be sure to add your stories to the Registries and then look them up when you visit.

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.


Army Historical Foundation

https://armyhistory.org/


The U.S. Army Registries – Honoring Army Soldiers, Civilians and Animals

https://armyhistory.org/the-registries/

https://armyhistory.org/the-registries/

Jun 10, 2019
Soldier Today: Leading By Example
20:07

Co-hosts Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Ken Preston and Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Troy Welch, both of AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs, discuss what it means to lead by example for emerging leaders and young professionals. Operating within a band of excellence applies to all aspects of life, on- and off-duty, when setting an example for your Soldiers. The goal is to take that piece of the Army you’re responsible for and make it better than it was before you got there.

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Jun 03, 2019
Thought Leaders: The Green Berets in the Land of a Million Elephants
20:04

Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, speaks with author Joseph Celeski about his new book The Green Berets in the Land of a Million Elephants: U.S. Army Special Warfare and the Secret War in Laos 1959-74. The Green Berets' service in Laos was the first strategic challenge since its formation in 1952, and proved one of the first major applications of special warfare doctrine. Clouded in secrecy until the 1990s, this story is comprehensively told for the first time using official archival documents and interviews with veterans. Joseph Celeski served for thirty years in the U.S. Army, twenty-three of them in Special Forces, and has published several works on special forces and counterinsurgency.

Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

May 27, 2019
Family Voices: Rolling Along with the Army
14:29

In honor of Military Spouses, Family Voices host Patty Barron, interviews Angie Dickinson, the spouse of LTG James Dickinson, about a song she wrote, Rolling Along with the Army. The first line of the song provides an idea of what to expect: “Rolling along with the Army, we keep the flag unfurled, standing with Soldier for peace around the world.” This uplifting tribute honors military spouses around the world, raising their families and supporting their Soldiers as part of the Army community.

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

May 20, 2019
Army Real Talk: Leading Soldiers
31:07

Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow, discuss how to develop young Soldiers with experienced Army leaders LTC Courtney Abraham, CPT Nick Bono and 1SG (Retired) Stephen Canonico. Listen to discover more about the people who make up the Army and their commitment to excellence. How do leaders draw innovative solutions from Soldiers? What is the value of transparency and vulnerability in leadership? How does the Army support Soldiers as lifelong learners?

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

May 13, 2019
Soldier Today: New Centralized NCO Evaluation System
30:21

The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses the new centralized NCO evaluation system, moving from time-based to merit-based promotions, with host Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Troy Welch, Director, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. The new system will promote the best NCOs while minimizing time alone as the main factor for advancement. Now Soldiers can continue to serve, even if they reach the current 30-year cut-off point, as long as they rank amongst the top of their peers. When and how will the new system be rolled out? Will Soldiers have a chance to prepare? What happens if you rank towards the top of your peer group, or instead, the bottom?

SMA Dailey’s Challenge – We want to hear from listeners. E-mail us your questions about the new NCO evaluation system to be answered in a follow-up episode: podcast@ausa.org 

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.

May 06, 2019
Special Edition: Army Civilians
24:53

The first week of May is Public Service Recognition Week, and our podcast today is in honor of America’s public servants. Our guest host for this special edition is Mr. John Nerger, a career Army Civilian who retired from the Department of the Army in 2015 after nearly 36 years of federal government service, including 15 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He leads a discussion on what it is like to work for the Army with two current Army Civilians, Ms. Diana Nalli, a financial management analyst with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller), ASA (FM&C), in the Army Budget Office, and Ms. Shruti Jha, an environmental engineer at the Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (CCDC GVSC) in Warren, Michigan.

Special editions of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast feature guest hosts leading discussions on timely Army topics. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Army Civilian Careers
https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/army-civilian-careers.html

DOD Civilian Internship Program
https://godefense.cpms.osd.mil/internships.aspx

Senior Executive Service
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/

Apr 29, 2019
Thought Leaders: Strategic Competition with Russia and China: Implications for the U.S. Army in Europe
31:48

Peter Doran, President & CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), joins Colonel (Retired) Daniel Roper, host of Thought Leaders, to discuss the U.S. military’s increased focus on long-term strategic competition with the revisionist powers of Russia and China and how this competition is playing out in Central and Eastern Europe.  Why are Europe and NATO critical to U.S. national interests?  How do the U.S and its NATO Allies deter Russian aggression and confront its exportation of chaos to the West?  What inroads has China made by building European infrastructure?  Where should the U.S. posture its Army in Europe to enhance deterrence, and should deterrence fail, to fight and win? 

Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
www.cepa.org
@cepa
@PeterBDoran

Apr 22, 2019
Family Voices: Sleep, Food and Exercise - Why Do You Elude Me So?
30:38

Join Patty Barron, host of Family Voices, as she discusses the real reasons we can’t seem to eat well, exercise, or sleep soundly. This fun and informative conversation with COL Deydre S. Teyhen, DPT, PhD, OCS, Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), covers everything from where to put the broccoli in your refrigerator to apps that will have you sleeping like a baby. She makes getting healthy fun and DOABLE!

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

WRAIR:
Website: https://www.wrair.army.mil/
Facebook: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; @WRAIROfficial

Performance Triad
Website: https://p3.amedd.army.mil/
Facebook: Performance Triad; @PerformanceTriad

Apr 15, 2019
Army Real Talk: An Army Career Equals Service + Excitement + Success
22:46

Army recruiters SSG Jacob Swanson and SSG Juan Taylor talk about how they encourage Millennials and Gen Z to consider an Army career, with podcast hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow. With so many career opportunities, Army recruiters are helping young people connect with their life goals. Where else can you combine the excitement of combat training, 150+ job choices and education for life after service? The strength of a Nation is in the strength of its Soldiers.

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Facebook:
@SSG Swanson
@ArlingtonArmy

Apr 08, 2019
Soldier Today: Army COOL – Credentialing Opportunities On-Line
21:52

The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses a new Army credentialing program with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, VP, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. How do we get our Soldiers trained and educated for jobs once they are out of the Army? Find out about the new Army COOL program, currently in a Limited User Test (LUT), and how it connects Soldiers with civilian credentials. Soldiers can match credentialing opportunities to their current Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or pursue credentialing goals outside their MOS – especially important for combat Soldiers. Civilian employers can also use the Army COOL site to learn more about how military training and experience might relate to civilian jobs.

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Army COOL: Credentialing Opportunities On-Line
https://www.cool.army.mil/index.htm

Apr 01, 2019
Thought Leaders: Spearhead
28:36

Host Joe Craig speaks with author Adam Makos about his new book Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II. It is the riveting story of Clarence Smoyer and his crewmates in the Army’s legendary 3rd Armored Division as they journey into the heart of the Third Reich and meet destiny in an iconic armor duel. Adam is a New York Times bestselling author whose mission is to record the stories of America’s veterans.

Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Mar 25, 2019
Family Voices: Transition, Loss & Military Kids with Dr. Stephen Cozza
20:02

Children born into military families face an assortment of adventures and challenges. Frequent moves, making new friends, repeated separations from the military parent, to name a few. In addition, military families can face the trauma of having a service member parent return home wounded or injured or not at all. Join host Patty Barron and Dr. Stephen Cozza, child psychiatrist and military child expert, as they discuss resilience, resources and research, all focused on the military child and family.

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Links mentioned in the episode:
www.courage2talk.org
http://steppingforwardstudy.org

Guest:

Stephen J. Cozza, M.D.
COL, U.S. Army Retired
Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Mar 18, 2019
Army Real Talk: Army Women on the Battlefield
13:15

In honor of Women’s History Month, our Army Real Talk co-hosts visit with Dr. Francoise B. Bonnell, Director of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Ft. Lee, VA. Their discussion demonstrates the impact of Army women on and off the battlefield including the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the pivotal role of female soldiers in Cultural Engagement Teams in Iraq & Afghanistan, and the heroics of women during battle. The newly renovated museum covers women’s history in the Army from 1775 to present and is a must-see for any Soldier or Army supporter.

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. To share show ideas, please e-mail us at podcast@ausa.org.

U.S. Army Women’s Museum: www.awm.lee.army.mil

FB & YouTube:  U.S. Army Women’s Museum

Instagram:  usarmywomensmuseum

Mar 11, 2019
Soldier Today: Army Combat Fitness Test
16:55

The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses the new Army Combat Fitness Test with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, VP, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. Why now for a new fitness test? What are the 6 different events that will be assessed, and how can Soldiers prepare?

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. To share show ideas, please e-mail us at podcast@ausa.org.

Mar 04, 2019
Thought Leaders: The First Conspiracy
28:43

Host Joe Craig speaks with authors Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch about their new book The First Conspiracy: The Plot to Kill George Washington. They discuss espionage and counterintelligence at the start of the Revolutionary War, only months after the birth of the U.S. Army. Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a History Channel television host. Josh Mensch is a bestselling author and documentary television producer.

Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books as well as insights from senior Army leaders.

Feb 25, 2019
Family Voices: Highlights from the Family Readiness Forum with Army Senior Leaders
29:12

Host Patty Barron provides snippets and commentary on the recent family readiness initiatives forum held at AUSA with Army Senior Leaders. Several new initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for Army families were unveiled and discussed by the Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark Esper, the Vice Chief of Staff, General James McConville, and the Sergeant Major of the Army, SMA Daniel Dailey.

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Feb 18, 2019
Army Real Talk: Perspectives
27:06

Co-hosts Nzinga Curry and Major (MAJ) Brad Cooper speak with young professionals CPT Jared Stefani and civilian Ms. Alexis Williams about careers, professional development, and which Army topics resonate with them.

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation.

Feb 11, 2019
Soldier Today: Army Greens
22:05

Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey joins SMA (Retired) Kenneth O. Preston, Vice President, NCO & Soldier Programs, Association of the U.S. Army. They have a candid discussion about the new Army Greens uniform which is based on the iconic WW2 design. Why is it needed now? What do soldiers think? How and when will it be issued?

Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. To share show ideas, please e-mail us at podcast@ausa.org.

Feb 04, 2019
AUSA's Army Matters Promo
01:10

AUSA is excited to announce our Army Matters podcast focusing on what’s important to the Total Army community. Each Monday, starting February 4th, AUSA’s Army Matters will bring you vital Army conversations and interviews on issues relevant to Soldiers, military families and all the amazing Army supporters out there. 

Jan 23, 2019