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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
Army Real Talk: Project Inclusion
38:27

Today marks the U.S. Army's 246th birthday! LTG Gary Brito, DCS G-1 and Mr. Anselm Beach joins us to highlight how far our Army has come and its commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive force. Listen as they discuss the Army's work to build a culture of trust and inclusion. Learn about the progress the Army has made through efforts such as Project Inclusion, the People First Task Force, and Your Voice Matters listening tour. To learn more about Army G-1 and their efforts follow them at the social media platforms listed below. 

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.  

  • Guests: 
    • LTG Gary Brito, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
    • Mr. Anslem Beach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army – Equity Inclusion Agency

 

  • Hosts: 
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
    • LTG (R) Patricia McQuistion, AUSA Senior Fellow

    

Resources: 

Army G-1

Web: http://www.army.mil/G-1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HQDAMRAG1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MRA_G1_PAO

Jun 14, 2021
Soldier Today: Texas National Guard – Texans Serving Texans
25:30

The Texas National Guard is made up of community members – Texans serving Texans. SMA(R) Dailey interviews CSM Jason D. Featherston, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Texas Army National Guard. They discuss the makeup of the Texas National Guard and how its civilian soldiers respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

  • Guest: CSM Jason D. Featherston, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Texas Army National Guard
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

Texas Military Department Web: https://tmd.texas.gov/

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Jun 07, 2021
Special Edition: Korea Defense Veterans Association – Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance
29:53

This Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives, including the 36,574 U.S. Soldiers who died in the Korean War.  COL(R) Steve Lee of Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) joins AUSA’s CSM(R) Troy Welch to highlight KDVA’s role as a connector and convener for anyone who wants to support the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. Alliance, one of the United States’ closest allies in that region of the world.

 

With the motto “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance,” KDVA is the only professional organization whose sole purpose is to enhance, support, and advocate for the ROK-U.S. Alliance and our Veterans. 1.8 Million U.S. troops fought in the Korean War and 3.3 Million have served in Korea since the 1953 signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Membership with KDVA is free and includes professional networking, mentoring, volunteering, and researching opportunities.

 

  • Guest: COL (Ret) Steve Lee, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea Defense Veterans Association

 

  • Host: CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs and Board Member, Korea Defense Veterans Association

 

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.

 

Resources:

 

Korea Defense Veterans Associations Web: https://kdva.vet/

 

Korea-US Alliance Foundation Web: http://kusaf.org/

 

Korean War Veterans Memorial – Wall of Remembrance Web: https://koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/wall-of-remembrance/

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

May 31, 2021
Thought Leaders: Eagle Down
19:17

For years, the war in Afghanistan has been fought almost exclusively by US Special Forces. Author Jessica Donati joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss her book, Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War, which delves into the lives of the Green Berets and other operators on the frontlines against the Taliban and the Islamic State group. Donati covers foreign affairs and national security for The Wall Street Journal in Washington. She joined WSJ as the bureau chief in Afghanistan, and previously worked for Reuters in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She was part of the team that reported on the war in Libya, working on a series chosen as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2012.

 

  • Guest: Jessica Donati, National Security Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, and Author of Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

 

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.

 

Resources:

PublicAffairs: Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

May 24, 2021
Special Edition: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
22:57

LTG Scott Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S.  Army Chief of Engineers joins us to educate our listeners on how far reaching the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) support and expertise spans across the world. Learn about their various missions, cutting-edge projects from the engineers and research mission area, and how the Corps will continue to provide engineering support for emergency operations – COVID-19 pandemic and natural disaster response efforts. For more information on US Army Corps of Engineers check out the resource section below.

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

  • Guest: LTG Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S.  Army Chief of Engineers

 

  • Hosts: 

        Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Education & Programs Director

        LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s Army Fellow

  

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.  

  

Resources: 

US Army Corps of Engineers

Web: http://www.usace.army.mil/

 

Social Media Handles:

FB: @USACEHQ

Twitter: @USACEHQ

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/us-army-corps-of-engineers/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CORPSCONNECTION

May 19, 2021
Family Voices: Volunteers & Military Spouse Appreciation
32:19

 A simple thank you goes a long way. Today, the spouses of two Army senior leaders, Maria McConville and Alexandra Grinston, join Holly Dailey, AUSA’s new Director of Family Readiness, to show gratitude to our military families for their volunteerism and contributions. Additionally, two Army subject matter experts share tips on how to include volunteer experience on your resume, and how to track your volunteer hours in the new, improved Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) at www.armyfamilywebportal.com.  

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

 

  • Guests:  Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army Teresa Briley, Director, Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel, U.S. Army Steve Yearwood, Program Analyst, Soldier and Family Readiness, ODCS G-9, U.S. Army

 

  • Host:  Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness 

  

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.  

  

Resources: 

 

U.S. Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, Installations 

Website: https://dcsg9.army.mil/  

 

U.S. Army, Office of the Army G-1, Personnel 

Website: https://www.army.mil/g-1  

 

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) 

www.armyfamilywebportal.com  

 

Military OneSource 

Website: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/  

May 17, 2021
Special Edition: Army National Hiring Days
26:04

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) kicked off a large recruiting effort, Army National Hiring Days campaign taking place 10 May – 14 June 2021. GEN Paul Funk II, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command joins us to share the importance of this campaign and serving our nation. He also provides updates on how TRADOC is implementing the People First initiative across the enterprise through the new Army Fitness initiative, Leadership Professional Development programs, and the upcoming Cadet Summer Training for ROTC cadets. For more information on TRADOC initiatives please check the resource section below.  

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

 

  • Guest: GEN Paul E. Funk II, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

 

 

  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

   

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.  

  

Resources: 

Army National Hiring Days

Web: www.GoArmy.com/hiringdays

Web: www.army.mil

 

Social Media Pages

Facebook & Twitter:

@GoArmy

@USArmyTRADOC

@ArmyROTC

@USAREC

@nationalguard

 

Instagram:

@goarmy

 

  

 

May 12, 2021
Army Real Talk: Adopt-A-Unit SFAB Series Pt. 2
28:27

AUSA has adopted two Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB)— 3RD SFAB and 5TH SFAB. Our Adopt-A-Unit series continues with 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) sharing their mission and unique role after their recent return from Afghanistan. Joining us to provide insight as they prepare for their next mission is 3rd SFAB command team, COL Michael Trotter, and CSM James Light and 1st Battalion leadership team – LTC Brendan Gallagher, CSM Andrew Whittingham, and SGM Gilmer. They describe how their team supports CENTCOM and highlights the importance of interoperability to integrating and supporting ongoing operations. Learn about the creative ways they have maintained readiness and stayed connected with their families in a COVID environment. To learn more about the SFAB organization follow them at the social media platforms listed below. 

 

Host:  

o   LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow 

 

Guests: 

o   COL Michael Trotter, Commander, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade

o   CSM James Light, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade

o   LTC Brendan Gallagher, Commander, 1st Battalion, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade 

o   CSM Andrew Whittingham, 1st Battalion, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade

o   SGM Jacob Gilmer, Operations Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade 

  

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.

 

Resources: 

 

3rd SFAB Social Media Platforms:

 

FB: facebook.com/3sfab

facebook.com/1st-BN-3rd-SFAB-139497760334159

facebook.com/ArmySFAC

facebook.com/SFABRecruiting

 

IG:

Instagram.com/3rdsfab

Instagram.com/ArmySFAC

Instagram.com/sfab_recruiting

 

Twitter:

Twitter.com/3rdSFAB

Twitter.com/armysfac

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

May 10, 2021
Special Edition: What's New with SMA Grinston
25:19

What’s new with the SMA? The Army’s top NCO, SMA Michael Grinston, joins AUSA’s SMA (Ret) Dan Dailey to discuss sexual assault and harassment prevention, financial literacy in the Army, enlisted promotions, the Army Combat Fitness Test and the service’s COVID-19 response

  • Guest: SMA Michael Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.

 

Resources:

Sergeant Major of the Army Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/ Twitter: @16thSMA

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

May 05, 2021
Soldier Today: Updates from the Pennsylvania National Guard with CSM Jon Worley
21:01

The Pennsylvania National Guard serves community, commonwealth and country in peacetime and during national emergencies. SMA(R) Dailey interviews CSM Jon B. Worley, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Force Headquarters. They discuss the history of the PA National Guard including its origins as the Pennsylvania militia 270 years ago, its current makeup, their response to anomalies like COVID, riots, domestic disturbance, and the assault on the capital, and what they do for the U.S. and Pennsylvania when not responding to emergencies.

  • Guest: CSM Jon B. Worley, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Force Headquarters
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

This episode is brought to you by GEICO.

 

Resources:

Pennsylvania National Guard Web: https://www.pa.ng.mil/

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

May 03, 2021
Special Edition: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)
11:27

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and AUSA has hosted several events to educate our listeners. We continue the conversation today with Ms. Jill Londagin, Army SHARP Director. She shares how The Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program (SHARP) allocate personnel throughout Army units to empower commanders to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault incidents. Ms. Londagin highlights resources available to soldiers and family members to provide support to victims and the programs to emphasize prevention. For more information on the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention Program check out the website in the resource section below.

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

  • Guest: Jill Longadin, Director, Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention Program, U.S. Army

 

  • Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow

 

Resources:

Website: www.armyresilience.army.mil/sharp

DoD Safe Helpline Phone Number: 1 (877)995-5247

DoD Safe Helpline Website: www.safehelpline.org

Facebook: @ArmyResilience

Twitter: @ArmyResilience

LinkedIn: @ArmyResilience

 

Apr 28, 2021
Thought Leaders: Watchman at the Gates
16:13

General George Joulwan saw the Berlin Wall go up as a West Point lieutenant and was serving as the commander of U.S. Army V Corps when it came down. Today, he joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss his new book: Watchman at the Gates: A Soldier’s Journey from Berlin to Bosnia. GEN Joulwan served 36 years in the U.S. Army, finishing his military career as the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces in Europe (SACEUR) during the Rwandan genocide and the Bosnian peacekeeping missions of the 1990s.

  • Guest: GEN (Ret) George Joulwan, author of Watchman at the Gates: A Soldier’s Journey from Berlin to Bosnia
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 

Resources:

University Press of Kentucky: Watchman at the Gates: A Soldier’s Journey from Berlin to Bosnia

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Apr 26, 2021
Special Edition: Ready & Resilient (R2)
21:15

How does the Ready & Resilient (R2) campaign increase readiness, foster culture of trust, and team cohesion? SGM Sharita Onugha, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Resilience Directorate, joins us today to share how the R2 campaign offers programs and training approaches, grounded in Army values, to increase readiness and resilience.  

 

SGM Onugha highlights some the most requested programs such as Five Dimensions of Personal Readiness, Master Resilience Training, and Resilience in Focus that have been impactful in enhancing resilience Army-wide. Hear how Soldiers, Families, and DA civilians can access one of the 32 performance centers that customize performance training to sustain personal readiness and unit cohesion. You will learn that when these educational tools are applied, they will resonate with our Soldiers and Families fostering a culture of trust that will last a lifetime. For more information on the Readiness & Resilience campaign check out the website in the resource section below. 

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

  • Guest:  SGM Sharita Onugha, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Resilience Directorate

 

  • Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow

 

Resources:

Website: www.ArmyResilience.army.mil

Facebook: @ArmyResilience

Twitter: @ArmyResilience

LinkedIn: @ArmyResilience

 

Apr 21, 2021
Family Voices: Army Child, Youth & Schools Services
20:03

How does the Army plan to increase access to quality child care and youth programs for military children? Helen Roadarmel, Chief, Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services Branch in the Soldier and Family Readiness/Quality of Life Directorate, DCS, G-9 joins us today to share the Army’s plan. Learn about the Quality of Life Task Force Line of Effort #3 initiatives to increase child care facilities, grow the Family Child Care program, support Army Fee Assistance and ensure direct child care staff are competitively compensated. Hear how Child Develop Centers are navigating the COVID pandemic and continue to contribute to the overall readiness of the Army. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below.

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

  • Guest:
    • Ms. Helen Roadarmel, Chief, Child, Youth & Schools Branch, Soldier Family Readiness Division and Quality of Life Task Force in the headquarters, Department of the Army, G-9
  • Host:
    • Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager

 

 

Resources:

Military Child Care (MCC)

Website: www.militarychildcare.com

 

Child Care Aware of America Army

Website: https://www.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/military-families/army/

 

Army Quality of Life (AQL)

Website: https://www.army.mil/qualityoflife/

 

Army Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation

Website: https://www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/cys

Apr 19, 2021
Special Edition: The Army Installations Strategy
19:42

According to the National Defense Strategy, "the homeland is no longer a sanctuary." Learn how the Army Installation Strategy (AIS) will enhance the Army's resilience against threats with our guest, Mr. Jack Surash, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. He describes how installations are key strategic readiness enablers for the Army to deploy, fight, and win the nation’s wars. Hear how installations are modernizing infrastructure, services, and operations to incorporate new weapon systems and doctrine while enhancing resilience against threats from adversaries and climate change. The Army Installations strategy supports Soldiers, civilians and Army families stationed both home and abroad. Mr. Surash emphasizes that people are the glue that keeps the Army rolling along. For more information on the Army’s Installations Strategy check out the website in the resource section below.

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

  • Guest:  Mr. Jack Surash, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment

 

  • Hosts:

 

    • COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies
    • Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager

 

Resources:

 

Website:  https://www.army.mil/ASAIEE

Twitter:  @ASArmyIEE

Facebook:  @ASAIEE 

Apr 14, 2021
Army Real Talk: Adopt-A-Unit SFAB Series Pt.1
24:01

AUSA has adopted two Security Force Assistance Brigades with the goal of providing a supporting relationship through their deployment. The 1st Battalion of the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) kicks off Adopt-A-Unit series sharing their mission and deployment updates. Joining us to provide an update is COL David Rowland, Commander, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB and his team, CSM Calvin Overway, MAJ Scott Orr, the operations officers, and CPT LeShaun Smith a team leader. Learn about their mission to advise, support, liaise, and assess foreign partner units. Listen as they provide insight on how their selection process and pre-deployment process helps supports the brigade’s #1 priority – Readiness. The team shares the bedrock of the organization’s readiness are the Family Readiness groups that supports the family and mission success. To learn more about the SFAB organization follow them at the social media platforms listed below.

 

  • Guests:
    • COL David Rowland, Commander, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB
    • CSM Calvin Overway, Operations Officer, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB
    • MAJ Scott Orr, Operations Officer, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB
    • CPT LeShaun Smith, Team Leader, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB

 

  • Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow

 

5th SFAB Social Media Platforms:

FB: facebook.com/5thsfab

facebook.com/TIGERBN5SFAB

facebook.com/ArmySFAC

facebook.com/sfabrecruiting

IG:

Instagram.com/5sfab

Instagram.com/ArmySFAC

Instagram.com/sfab_recruiting

Twitter:

Twitter.com/5thsfab

Twitter.com/armysfac

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

Apr 12, 2021
Soldier Today: U.S. Army Human Resources Command Updates with CSM Anthony McAdoo
26:40

From the day they enter Basic Training until retirement and beyond, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) manages Soldiers' entire careers. This includes Soldier schooling, promotions, awards, records, transfers, appointments, benefits, retirement and more. Joining us today is CSM Anthony McAdoo, Command Sergeant Major for HRC, which is the largest human resources organization in the world and provides services to Soldiers, Veterans, Retirees and Army Families. He discusses why he joined the Army, how HRC fits into the NCO Strategy, tips for navigating the Assignment Satisfaction Key – Enlisted Module (ASK-EM), understanding the new Enlisted Promotion System, and more.

  • Guest: CSM Anthony McAdoo, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Human Resources Command
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Human Resources Command Web: https://www.hrc.army.mil/

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Apr 05, 2021
Special Edition: French Resistance, Operation Overlord and the Liberation of Europe in WWII
24:47

Leading up to D-Day, the French Resistance gathered intelligence, harassed Axis occupiers and slowed German reinforcements. Every year on June 6th, people from around the world gather in the Normandy Region to commemorate Operation Overlord (D-Day) and the liberation of Europe.  While most of the focus is on US, British, and Commonwealth efforts, this year, the contributions of the French Resistance to the success of the Allied Landings at Normandy in WWII are being honored with a new monument. The Normandy French Resistance Monument is being sculpted right now and will be unveiled in Normandy on June 5, 2021 for the 77th D-Day Anniversary. Joining us today are two people central to the creation of the new monument: Captain Joseph Ivanov and Stephen Spears, the sculptor.

  • Guests:
    • Captain (Ret) Joseph Ivanov, U.S. Army Special Forces, Founder & Project Lead, Normandy French Resistance Monument
    • Stephen Spears, Sculptor, Normandy French Resistance Monument
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

Operation Democracy & Normandy French Resistance Monument Web: https://operationdemocracy.com/ Web: Normandy French Resistance Monument

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Mar 31, 2021
Special Edition: Army Future Study Program
23:55

The Army Future Study Program (FSP) is examining how the Army could integrate emerging technologies in transformational ways to deter, fight, and win.  Dr. Jean Vettel and COL Stephanie Ahern of Army Futures Command (AFC) describe the outcomes of two recent FSP events conducted to refine Army Aimpoint 2035: Character of Warfare 2035 Seminar (November 2020) and Character of Landpower 2035 Seminar (February 2020).  With AFC in the lead, the Army is using a Team Ignite approach to integrate expertise from the threat, science, tech, concept and operations communities to more quickly and effectively inform “what could be.”

This episode builds on an earlier episode from 30 November 2020: Special Edition: Team Ignite – Bringing Together Futures Expertise in Different Domains

  • Guests:  
    • COL Stephanie Ahern, Director of Concepts, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC)
    • Dr. Jean Vettel, Chief Scientist, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM)
  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

Resources:

AFC Futures and Concepts Center Web: https://fcc.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @AdaptingTheArmy

Army Futures Command Web: https://www.army.mil/futures Facebook/Twitter: @ArmyFutures LinkedIn: @Army Futures Command

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Mar 29, 2021
Special Edition: Army Women’s Museum
31:05

Amazing female patriots have served our nation since the Revolutionary War, and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum (AWM) is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the contribution of women to the Army. The team from AWM joins us today to share about their work and the museum’s goals.

Note: The physical museum is currently closed due to COVID-19 preventive measures, but a virtual tour is available at https://awm.lee.army.mil/.

  • Guests:
    • Tracy Bradford, Curator, U.S. Army Women’s Museum
    • Ron Bingham, Collections Specialist, U.S. Army Women’s Museum
    • Aimee Kominiak, Co-President, Friends of the Army Women’s Museum Association (FAWMA)

 

  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

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

 

Resources:

 

U.S. Army Women’s Museum

Web: https://awm.lee.army.mil/

 

Friends of the Army Women’s Museum Association

Web: https://armywomensmuseum.org/

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Mar 24, 2021
Thought Leaders: The Compleat Victory
24:06

The Battle of Saratoga, a turning point in the Revolutionary War, offers modern lessons in strategy and leadership. Dr. Kevin J. Weddle, author of The Compleat Victory, joins us today to discuss his new book. Weddle is a retired Army colonel and Professor of Military Theory and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.

  • Guest: Dr. Kevin J. Weddle, author of The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution, and Professor of Military Theory and Strategy, U.S. Army War College
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Oxford University Press: The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution

Army War College Web: https://www.armywarcollege.edu/

Mar 22, 2021
Special Edition: Persistent Modernization - Army Materiel Command with GEN Daly
23:35

How is Army Materiel Command pursuing persistent modernization while ensuring the materiel readiness of today’s force? AMC’s Commanding General, Ed Daly, joins AUSA’s GEN(R) Bob Brown to share AMC’s perspective on sustaining the Army’s modernization efforts. They discuss Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) and Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO), potential conflict in Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO), the joint functional concept for Contested Logistics and more. This episode was inspired by AUSA’s Global Force Next virtual symposium, taking place 16-18 March 2021. For more information on Global Force Next visit: https://global.ausa.org/.

  • Guest:  GEN Edward M. Daly, Commanding General, Army Materiel Command
  • Host: GEN(R) Robert (Bob) B. Brown, AUSA’s Executive Vice President

 

Resources:

Army Materiel Command Web: https://www.amc.army.mil/

AUSA’s Global Force Next U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow through Persistent Modernization 16-18 March 2021 Web: https://global.ausa.org/

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Mar 18, 2021
Family Voices: Army Quality of Life
17:37

How is the Quality of Life Task force supporting the Army’s number one priority? Dee Geise, Director, Soldier and Family Readiness and Quality of Life Task Force Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, joins us today to share what is the Quality of Life Task Force and how is impacting the Army’s number one priority-people. Ms. Geise defines what quality of life is and how it directly impacts Army strategic outcomes-recruitment, retention, and readiness. Learn about the Quality of Life Task Force’s campaign and the strides they have made to help balance the Soldier’s needs and the family’s needs. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below.

  • Guest:
    • Dee Geise, Director, Soldier and Family Readiness and Quality of Life Task Force Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

 

  • Host:
    • Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager

Resources:

Army Quality of Life (QOL)

Website: https://www.army.mil/qualityoflife/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/soldierandfamilyreadiness

 

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Mar 15, 2021
Special Edition: Persistent Modernization - Army Futures Command with GEN Murray
29:58

How is Army Futures Command driving persistent modernization? AFC’s Commanding General, Mike Murray, joins AUSA’s GEN(R) Bob Brown to share his thoughts on meeting persistent modernization objectives. They also discuss how Project Convergence is at the cutting edge of modernization. This episode was inspired by AUSA’s Global Force Next virtual symposium, taking place 16-18 March 2021. For more information on Global Force Next visit: https://global.ausa.org/.

  • Guest:  GEN John M. (Mike) Murray, Commanding General, Army Futures Command
  • Host: GEN(R) Robert (Bob) B. Brown, AUSA’s Executive Vice President

Resources:

Army Futures Command Web: https://www.army.mil/futures

 

AUSA’s Global Force Next U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow through Persistent Modernization 16-18 March 2021 Web: https://global.ausa.org/

 

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Mar 10, 2021
Army Real Talk: Army Women Sharing HERstory
26:37

In honor of Women's History Month, hear the stories of three exceptional servicewomen. LTC (Ret.) Robin Johnson, Chief of Staff, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter, Assistant Executive Officer and Senior Warrant Officer Advisor, and CSM Tabitha Gavia, Director of Defense Operations, Merit join us today as they reflect on their experiences and accomplishments. Listen as they share the challenges they overcame and the advice they have for the future generation. To hear more stories of women who are paving the way check out the campaign the Women’s Military memorial will launch to commemorate the accomplishments of women in all the Services. To learn more check out their website linked in the resource section below.

  • Guests:
    • LTC (R) Robin Johnson, Chief of Staff, Women in Military Service for America Memorial
    • CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter, Assistant Executive Officer and Senior Warrant Officer Advisor 
    • CSM Tabitha Gavia, Director of Defense Operations, Merit 
  • Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow

 

Resources:

 

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Website: www.womensmemorial.org 

Campaign: Register Her Service

https://myaccount.womensmemorial.org/nc__createaccount 

 

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Mar 08, 2021
Soldier Today: NCOPD Live
27:14

Non-commissioned Officers (NCOs) are the backbone of the U.S. Army, and Staff Sergeant Dexter Hicks works to help train, coach and develop his fellow NCOs, and leaders at all echelons, through his online show “NCOPD Live.” In the weekly NCOPD Live broadcasts, they discuss a variety of relevant topics that NCOs face on a regular basis, but that some may seem to turn a blind eye to. He joins Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Dan Dailey today to give us a feel for the show, how he decided to launch a video podcast, and where he sees it heading.

  • Guest: SSG Dexter Hicks, Host of NCOPD Live 
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

NCOPD Live YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKD2jWGZT9a0nm7AfT5gPQ Facebook: @TheProfessionalSGL #TPSGL

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

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Mar 01, 2021
Thought Leaders: The Future of the Corps in NATO
31:58

A reinvigorated NATO Corps echelon is vital to Multi-Domain Operations (MDO), a new RUSI paper argues. AUSA’s Dan Roper interviews the authors, LTG(R) Sean MacFarland and Dr. Jack Watling, to get their take on the capabilities the future NATO corps will require and the how to overcome interoperability challenges to execute MDO.

  • Guests:  
    • LTG(R) Sean MacFarland, non-resident Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Senior Fellow, Association of the United States Army
    • Dr. Jack Watling, Research Fellow, Land Warfare, Royal United Services Institute
  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Royal United Services Institute Web: https://rusi.org/ The Future of the NATO Corps: https://rusi.org/publication/occasional-papers/future-nato-corps

 

NATO Web: https://www.nato.int/

 

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Feb 22, 2021
Family Voices: Relationship Checkup
18:00

Relationship checkup time! Every relationship needs support. Sometimes balancing military life and healthy relationships can present a unique challenge for service members and their families. Lee Kelley, Director of Military Community Support Programs, joins us to discuss how Military OneSource can help. Learn how the ReTheWe campaign can help rekindle, repair, or reset your relationships through resources, such as the Love Everyday App, 24/7 Military Call Service, and Brief Relationship Check Up Intervention. Kelley reminds us that relationship checkups are just as important as your physical checkups. To find out how to get your checkup click on the link in the resource section below.

 

  • Guest:
    • Lee Kelley, Director, Military Community Support Programs Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense 
  • Host:
    • Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager

 

Resources:

Military OneSource

Web: www.militaryonesource.mil/rethewe

Phone: 1 (800)342-9647

 

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Feb 15, 2021
Army Real Talk: Podcasts Unite with Smart Women, Smart Power Podcast
23:47

Beverly Kirk, Fellow and Director for Outreach, International Security Program, and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative joins forces with Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs and LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s Army fellow to discuss their organization offerings and how they are making strides in podcast. Beverly who also serves as the host of the Smart Women, Smart Power podcast shares how the podcast amplifies the voices of top-level women in foreign policy, national security, international business, and international development. Nzinga and LTC Lloyd provide insight on how Army Real Talk is supporting the Army community and reaching the younger generation of Soldiers, leaders, and family members. Together they highlight what we can expect to hear from both podcasts in 2021. To learn more about Smart Women, Smart Power subscribe to their podcast linked in the resource section below.

 

Guests:

    • Beverly Kirk, Fellow and Director for Outreach, International Security Program, and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative

 

Hosts:

    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow

 

Resources:

 

Smart Women, Smart Power Podcast

Podcast Site: https://www.csis.org/podcasts/smart-women-smart-power-podcast

 

Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative

Website: https://www.csis.org/programs/international-security-program/smart-women-smart-power

 

Twitter:

Smart Women, Smart Power: @SmartWomen

Beverly Kirk: @BeverlyKirk

International Security Program: @CSIS_ISP

 

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Feb 08, 2021
Soldier Today: Meet D.C.'s Army National Guard CSM Michael F. Brooks
22:05

Meet the Senior Enlisted Leader of the District of Columbia’s Army National Guard: Command Sergeant Major Michael F. Brooks. In this role, CSM Brooks serves as the Commanding General’s personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters pertaining to Army and Air policies affecting training, utilization, resources, health of the force, enlisted professional development. He joins AUSA’s own SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, to discuss his Army career and to provide perspective on the D.C. National Guard’s unique role and mission, including its recent activation, protecting the capital and supporting the defense of the nation.

  • Guest: CSM Michael F. Brooks, Command Sergeant Major, District of Columbia Army National Guard
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

District of Columbia National Guard Web: https://dc.ng.mil/ Facebook: @DCGuard Twitter: @DCGuard1802

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

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Feb 01, 2021
Thought Leaders: Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause
21:56

Challenging the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy, BG(R) Ty Seidule, author of Robert E. Lee and Me, joins us today to discuss his new book. Seidule is the Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College and is also a Fellow, International Security at New America. Additionally, he is Professor Emeritus of History at West Point where he taught for two decades. Seidule served in the U.S. Army for thirty-six years.

  • Guest: BG(R) Ty Seidule, author of Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

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Jan 25, 2021
Family Voices: Soldiers' Angels
22:03

"May no soldier go unloved, May no soldier walk alone, May no soldier be forgotten, Until they all come home." Amy Palmer, president and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels, join us to discuss how this national non-profit organization is devoted to honor the sacrifice of our nation’s servicemembers, wounded troops, veterans, and their families. Palmer shares why she joined the organization and how the organization has pivoted to continue to support of all the branches of the services. The organization has provided care packages for deployed servicemembers, provided resources to veterans at the VA hospital, and providing adaptive technology for wounded troops. In spite of the pandemic, volunteers helped to adopt 1400 families through their Adopt A Family Program during the holiday season. Amy Palmer will share how Soldiers’ Angels plans to continue their efforts in 2021 and how others can join as a way of thanking our military and their families for their service.

 

  • Guest:
    • Amy Palmer, President and CEO, Soldiers’ Angels

 

  • Host:
    • Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Resources:

Soldiers’ Angels

Web: https://soldiersangels.org/

 

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Jan 18, 2021
Army Real Talk: Army Support to North Dakota COVID-19 Response
17:42

Learn how Task Force 46 and the North Dakota National Guard are working together to support their largest and longest domestic response in the history of the North Dakota National Guard. Join the discussion as our guests highlight how their joint efforts have been integral in helping in the fight to beat COVID-19. COL Schauer, Director of Military Support of the North Dakota National Guard, shares the mission and the response planning in the enduring mission against the virus. 2LT Kathleen Alejandro, Registered Nurse, Task Force Center praises the local hospitals and officials on how their teamwork has helped to navigate the unique challenges of the pandemic. LTC Brian Martinus, Chaplain, Task Force Center emphasizes the importance placed on behavioral health and religious support in order to maintain the moral of the task force and the success of the mission.

  • Guests:
    • U.S. Army: LTC Brian Martinus, Chaplain, Task Force Center (46th Military Police Command), U.S. Army North
    • U.S. Air Force: COL Tad Schauer, Director of Military Support, North Dakota National Guard
    • U.S. Air Force: 2ND LT Kathleen Alejandro, Registered Nurse, Task Force Center (Sourced from U.S. Air Force’s 96th Medical Support Group)
  • Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow

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Jan 11, 2021
Soldier Today: Meet AMC’s New CSM Alberto Delgado
42:08

Meet the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC)’s NEW Command Sergeant Major. In this role, CSM Alberto Delgado serves as the Commanding General’s personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, primarily focused on the quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians and Families across the command as well as the training of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps and Soldiers. He joins AUSA’s own CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, to discuss why he loves the Army, including his career, squad and some advice for junior leaders rising in the ranks.

 

  • Guest: CSM Alberto Delgado, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC)
  • Host: CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

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

 

Resources:

 

U.S. Army Materiel Command

Web: https://www.amc.army.mil/

Facebook: @ArmyMaterielCommand

Twitter: @ArmyMateriel

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Jan 04, 2021
Thought Leaders: Headhunter
15:51

Headhunter is a story of the War on Terror from the perspective of the U.S. Army’s first airborne reconnaissance squadron. Author Peter Svoboda joins us today to discuss how the 400 paratroopers of the 5-73 CAV, a new unit in the 82nd Airborne Division, were hand-selected by the Army. They pursued various terrorist factions including Al Qaeda, and were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for launching the Turki Bowl campaign from November 2006 to January 2007 against insurgent groups in Diyala Province, Iraq. Based on dozens of interviews conducted by the author, the narrative describes the danger of combat, the loss of comrades and the struggles of returning from a deployment. The voice of the families left behind are also included, describing the challenges they faced, including the ultimate challenge--grappling with the death of a loved one. 

  • Guest: Peter Svoboda, author of Headhunter: 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq’s Diyala River Valley
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 Resources:

Headhunter: 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq’s Diyala River Valley by Peter C. Svoboda Web: https://www.casematepublishers.com/headhunter.html Facebook/Twitter: @CasematePub

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Dec 28, 2020
Family Voices: Embracing the Spirit of Volunteerism w/ AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year
09:06

Learn how military families are embracing the spirit of volunteerism from AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year – The Raines Family. Mrs. Brittany Raines, joins us today as she shares how her entire family has embraced the spirit of giving, being selected as AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year, and ways to give back. Learn about how military families have contributed to over 1 million acts of kindness through devoting their efforts to Giving Tuesday Military. Mrs. Raines reminds us to hunt the good and embrace everything that is in front of us.

  • Guest:
    • Mrs. Brittany Raines, Recipient of AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year
  • Host:
    •  Thea Green, AUSA’s Program Manager of Family Readiness

 

Resources:

 

Giving Tuesday

Web: https://www.givingtuesdaymilitary.com/

 

Operation Home Front

Web: https://operationhomefront.org/

 

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Dec 21, 2020
Army Real Talk: Hello Hosts from the Past w/ LTC Irby & MAJ Cooper
35:50

Catch up with former Army Real Talk co-hosts as we discuss the Army training budget and Talent Management Task Force assessment programs. LTC Eugene Irby and MAJ Bradley Cooper, join us today as they provide insight on their new responsibilities and reflect on their favorite episodes. LTC Irby shares how he is assisting with the management of the Army’s enterprise training budget of 30 billion dollars to ensure efficient training for our soldiers and the success of the Total Army. MAJ Cooper provides an update on the Army Talent Management Task Force implementation of the updated assignment process and evaluation programs for officers, warrant officers, and noncommissioned officers. Together they share about the Battalion Commander Assessment Program and how this effort supports the Army’s number one priority, People.

  • Guests:
    • LTC Eugene Irby, Budget Officer,G-3/5/7, U.S. Army
    • MAJ Bradley Cooper, Army Talent Management Task Force, U.S. Army
  • Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA's U.S. Army Fellow

 

Resources:

Army Talent Management https://talent.army.mil/ 

 

AUSA Writing Program https://www.ausa.org/ausa-writing-program

 

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Dec 14, 2020
Soldier Today: Meet AUSA's U.S. Army Fellow
24:06

Meet AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow: LTC Brittany (Woods) Lloyd. The military police officer will talk about why she joined the Army, her assignments and experiences as a woman in the Army, and the Army Fellows Program. 

  • Guest: LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow
  • Host: CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

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Dec 07, 2020
Special Edition: Team Ignite - Bringing Together Futures Expertise in Different Domains
21:08

Team Ignite is creatively linking science and concepts to change the Army’s approach to modernization.  Dr. Jean Vettel and COL Stephanie Ahern of Army Futures Command describe how Team Ignite is “cultivating a culture of connection” between soldiers, scientists, and other technology experts to modernize the force.  Using 2035 as a focal point, Team Ignite is integrating expertise from technical, conceptual, threat and operational domains to imagine “what could be” and catalyzing action to develop the future Army.

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  • Guests:  
    • COL Stephanie Ahern, Director of Concepts, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC)
    • Dr. Jean Vettel, Chief Scientist, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM)
  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

AFC Futures and Concepts Center Web: https://fcc.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @AdaptingTheArmy

Army Futures Command Web: https://www.army.mil/futures Facebook/Twitter: @ArmyFutures LinkedIn: @Army Futures Command

Nov 30, 2020
Thought Leaders: Humanitarian Efforts and Future Warfare
21:45

What issues face humanitarian efforts in future warfare? U.S. Army strategist LTC Jim Cahill joins us today to discuss how humanitarian and military efforts interact and what we need to know to understand the big picture. His recommendations for ways that the defense community should consider their relationship with the organizations that provide humanitarian aid were recently published as an AUSA Landpower Essay.

  • Guest: LTC Jim Cahill, U.S. Army strategist and Ph.D. candidate, George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government
  • Guest Host: Ellen Toner, Editorial Manager, AUSA’s Education and Programs Directorate

 

Resources:

Humanitarian Assistance and Future War (AUSA Landpower Essay 20-3, March 2020)

By LTC Jim Cahill, U.S. Army

Web: https://www.ausa.org/publications/humanitarian-assistance-and-future-war

 

AUSA Education & Programs Directorate

Web: https://www.ausa.org/education

 

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Nov 23, 2020
Special Edition: Enlisted Talent Management
35:46

The U.S. Army is taking a 21st century approach to enlisted talent management. Today’s guests from the Army’s Talent Management Task Force describe how the new system maximizes the potential of everyone in the force, not just the top 5%. They discuss the near-term First Sergeant Talent Alignment Assessment, differences between Officer and NCO assessments, the importance of blind panels and anonymized data and more.

 

  • Guests:
    • Major Jed Hudson, Enlisted Talent Management Initiative Lead
    • Sergeant Major Robert Haynie, Enlisted Talent Management Initiative Leads
  • Host:
    • Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

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

 

Resources:

 

U.S. Army Talent Management

Web: https://talent.army.mil/

Facebook/Twitter: @USArmy

LinkedIn: @US Army

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Nov 18, 2020
Family Voices: Military Spouse Employment w/ Rosemary Williams
27:00

How does military spouse unemployment become a problem for military readiness? Rosemary Williams, specialist executive, at Deloitte Consulting LLP’S Government & Public Services, joins us today as we discuss the nexus between military spouse employment and military readiness. Learn about the obtainable solutions the Department of Defense and local labor markets can implement to increase military spouse employment opportunities and keep the military strong.

 

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  • Guest:
    • Rosemary Williams, Specialist Executive, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government & Public Services
  • Host:
    • Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Resources:

 

Deloitte

Web: https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/industries/government-public-services.html

Twitter: @Deloitte

Facebook: @DeloitteUS

LinkedIn: @Deloitte

 

Military Spouse Unemployment Report:

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/public-sector/military-spouse-unemployment.html                                                                                                                

 

Military Spouse Employment Partnership:

https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/msep/

 

MySECO Website:

https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/

Nov 16, 2020
Army Real Talk: Cyber and the Maryland Army National Guard
25:03

How are Guardsmen fulfilling mission requirements for cyber operations? COL Henry of the Maryland Army National Guard joins us today to speak about her experience as a Commander with Task Force 291 and the 110th Information Operations Battalion. She touches on how the National Guard interacts with the Regular Army and also how her civilian job with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory supports her Army work.

 

  • Guest:
    • COL Kristine Henry, Commander, Task Force 291, Maryland Army National Guard
  • Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow

 

Resources:

 

Maryland National Guard Web: https://military.maryland.gov/ Facebook: @MDGuard Twitter: @MDNG

 

Army National Guard Web: https://www.nationalguard.com/ Facebook/Twitter: @NationalGuard

 

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Web: https://www.jhuapl.edu/ Facebook/Twitter: @JHUAPL

Nov 09, 2020
Soldier Today: NCO Strategy Update
31:11

What is the Army’s NCO Strategy, why was it developed and how will it look in action? Today we welcome the Command Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), to give us his take. CSM Daniel Hendrex addresses what the end state looks like for being a fit, well-trained and disciplined NCO, and discusses how the pandemic has affected training.

  • Guest: Command Sergeant Major Daniel T. Hendrex, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

Web: https://www.tradoc.army.mil/

Facebook: @USArmyTRADOC

Twitter: @TRADOC

LinkedIn: @US Army TRADOC

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (INCOPD)

Web: About INCOPD

 

United States Army Sergeants Major Academy

Web: About USASMA

 

NCO Leadership Center of Excellence

Web: https://www.ncoworldwide.army.mil/

Facebook: @NCOLCoE

Twitter: @NCOL_CoE

LinkedIn: @The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence

Nov 02, 2020
Thought Leaders: Adaptation Under Fire
24:36

Militaries anticipate what future wars will be like, but always get it wrong to some degree. Adaptability is the answer, according to LTG(R) David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel, authors of Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime.

They join us today to discuss what adaptability is and how it can be applied within our military to close the gap between what was planned for and what needs to be done. This is more important than ever since the challenges of the 21st century include increasing strategic uncertainty, operating in new domains like space and cyber, and constant technological change.

  • Guests: Authors of Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime
    • LTG (Retired) David Barno, Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow, Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
    • Dr. Nora Bensahel, Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow, Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 

Resources:

 

Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime by LTG (R) David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel Web: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/adaptation-under-fire-9780190672058 Facebook: @OUPAcademic Twitter: @DWBarno78 @NoraBensahel @OUPAcademic

 

Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies Web: https://www.merrillcenter.sais-jhu.edu/ Facebook: @SAISStrategicStudies Twitter: @SAISstrat

 

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Oct 26, 2020
Special Edition: Military Family Voting
15:54

Many military families are sometimes a bit confused about voting. With the 2020 election less than two weeks away, some might think it is too late to vote, or perhaps that their vote won’t matter. Sarah Streyder, Director of the Secure Families Initiative, joins us today to reinforce why it’s important to vote as a family member and provides steps to ensure your vote counts.

  • Guest:
    • Sarah Streyder, Director, Secure Families Initiative
  • Host:
    • Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Resources:

Secure Families Initiative Web: https://securefamiliesinitiative.org/ Facebook: @SecureFamilies Twitter: @Secure_Families

Foreign Policy for America Web: https://www.fp4america.org/ Facebook/Twitter: @FP4America

Federal Voting Assistance Program For Service members, their families and overseas citizens Web: https://www.fvap.gov/ Web: Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)

HomeFront Rising Web: https://www.homefrontrising.org/

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Oct 21, 2020
Family Voices: Optimizing the Health of the Army Family
30:09

Families are not an afterthought, but are key to the overall health and success of the Total Army. Experts from the Army Public Health Center join us today to discuss the findings of their soon-to-be-released report: “The Health of the Army Family: What We Know, What We Don’t, and What’s Next.” The data supports what our Army Families already know from lived experience, and offers concrete recommendations for all touchpoints in the military family lifecycle. The report supports overall readiness since Soldiers with happy, supported families are more likely to be retained.

  • Guests:
    • Laura Mitvalsky, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness at U.S. Army Public Health Center
    • Dr. Matthew Beymer, Principal Epidemiologist at U.S. Army Public Health Center, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA
    • Emily Warren, Program Evaluation Consultant - U.S. Army Public Health Center/ORISE Fellow at Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations)
  • Host:
    • Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Resources:

 

Army Public Health Center Web: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/ Web: Health of the Army Family Facebook: @ArmyPublicHealth Twitter: @USAPHC

 

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations), U.S. Army Web: https://dcsg9.army.mil/ Facebook: @soldierandfamilyreadiness Twitter: @dcs_g9

 

Army Community Resource Guides Web: https://crg.amedd.army.mil/

 

Army Community Services – a suite of family support services Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Web: https://www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/personal-assistance Facebook/Twitter: @FamilyMWR

 

Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) U.S. Department of Defense Web: https://jamrs.defense.gov/ Facebook/Twitter: @DeptofDefense

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Oct 19, 2020
Army Real Talk: AUSA Now Annual Meeting & Expo - Opens Tomorrow! (13-16 October 2020)
11:58

AUSA Now is happening this week! It is our Annual Meeting and Exposition featuring the U.S. Army, but we have taken it virtual for the first time in 2020. LTG(R) Patricia McQuistion, AUSA’s VP for Membership & Meetings, joins us today to discuss the decision to go virtual and to provide a sneak peek at what is in store. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

From 13-16 October, attendees will enter our virtual convention center to network, attend forums focused on the most current U.S. Army issues, and hear from top DoD and Army senior leaders from all major commands. There is something for all Army supporters, including all components, civilians and families.

Register for AUSA Now: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/

  • Guest:
    • LTG Patricia E. McQuistion, USA Ret., AUSA’s Vice President of Membership & Meetings
  • Host:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs

 

Resources:

AUSA Now Annual Meeting & Exposition 13-16 October 2020 Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/

Association of the United States Army Web: https://www.ausa.org/ Facebook: @AUSA.org Twitter: @AUSAorg LinkedIn: @Association of the United States Army

Oct 12, 2020
Special Edition: U.S. Army Cyber Command Updates with LTG Fogarty
28:44

How is the U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) meeting the demands of the information age? A lot has happened in the 10 years since ARCYBER was formed. LTG Stephen Fogarty, ARCYBER’s Commanding General joins us today to describe their new facility at Fort Gordon, approach to talent management, harnessing the Army’s Total Force, information convergence and more.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Host: General (Retired) Carter F. Ham, AUSA’s President & CEO

Resources:

U.S. Army Cyber Command Web: https://www.arcyber.army.mil/ Twitter: @arcyber LinkedIn: @U.S. Army Cyber Command

Cyber Defense Review (27 July 2020): Enabling the Army in an Era of Information Warfare

 

Oct 07, 2020
Soldier Today: Strategic Education and Training of our Enlisted Force
39:05

Professional development of the Army’s enlisted force is a top priority, and our guest today, CSM (Ret.) John D. Sparks, has been influential in the advancement of their training and education. He has spent a lifetime serving our country as both a Soldier and as a Department of the Army Civilian in roles that support Soldier education. Today he tells us about his background, including his part in creating the Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (INCOPD) and achieving accreditation for the United States Sergeant Majors Academy. Currently, CSM (Ret.) Sparks serves as Principal Advisor on Strategic Education for the Sergeant Major of the Army.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Command Sergeant Major (Retired) John D. Sparks, Principal Advisor on Strategic Education for the Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (INCOPD) Web: About INCOPD

United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Web: About USASMA

NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Web: https://www.ncoworldwide.army.mil/ Facebook: @NCOLCoE Twitter: @NCOL_CoE LinkedIn: @The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence

Sergeant Major of the Army Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/ Twitter: @16thSMA

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Oct 05, 2020
Thought Leaders: Urban Operations Part 2
39:17

Urban warfare continued. Joining us today are experts in subterranean operations and urban operations, and of recent U.S. and Israeli urban combat experience. They focus on specific tactical challenges and best practices in urban operations.

 

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

  • Guests:  
    • MAJ(R) John W. Spencer, Chair of Urban Warfare Studies, Co-Director, Urban Warfare Project, & Host, Urban Warfare Project podcast, Modern War Institute at West Point
    • Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak, Assistant Professor, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya and Senior Researcher and Head of the International Law Desk, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) 
    • Dr. Jeremiah Rozman, National Security Analyst, Association of the United States Army and Israel Defense Forces veteran

 

  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Modern War Institute

Web: https://mwi.usma.edu/

Facebook: @ModernWarInstitute

Twitter: @WarInstitute

LinkedIn: @Modern War Institute at West Point

Podcast: Urban Warfare Project

 

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya

Web: https://www.idc.ac.il/en/schools/government

Facebook: @IDC.Herzliya

Twitter: @Idc

LinkedIn: @IDC Herzliya

 

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) 

Web: https://www.ict.org.il/Home

Facbook: @ICT.org.il

Twitter: @ICT_org

LinkedIn: @International Institute for Counter Terrorism

Oct 01, 2020
Thought Leaders: Urban Operations Part 1
32:23

Urban warfare. What should the U.S. Army prepare for? Today we welcome thought leaders on urban operations from the DoD and Army to discuss the strategic importance of urban environments and how the U.S. Army trains, organizes and equips the force for this complex operating environment.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guests:  
    • MAJ(R) John W. Spencer, Chair of Urban Warfare Studies, Co-Director, Urban Warfare Project, & Host, Urban Warfare Project podcast, Modern War Institute at West Point
    • Dr. Russell W. Glenn, Director, Plans and Policy, G-2, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
    • COL(R) Patrick J. Mahaney, Jr., Senior Advisor, DoD National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), co-founder and Director, National Center for Urban Operations, & Senior Mentor, Army Dense Urban Studies Strategic Broadening Seminar 
  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Modern War Institute Web: https://mwi.usma.edu/ Facebook: @ModernWarInstitute Twitter: @WarInstitute LinkedIn: @Modern War Institute at West Point Podcast: Urban Warfare Project

 

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Web: https://www.tradoc.army.mil/ Facebook: @USArmyTRADOC Twitter: @TRADOC LinkedIn: @US Army TRADOC

 

National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) Web: https://www.nsin.us/ Facebook: @NSINus Twitter: @NSIN_us LinkedIn: @NSIN – National Security Innovation Network

 

National Center for Urban Operations Web: https://ncuo.net/ LinkedIn: @National Center for Urban Operations

Sep 28, 2020
Family Voices: Military Health System Status Update w/ LTG Place & CSM Gragg
41:11

How will COVID-19 impact the Military Health System (MHS) during and after the pandemic? LTG Ron Place and CSM Michael Gragg of the Defense Health Agency join us today to discuss MHS reform initiatives, progress on vaccine research and how enlisted staff are supporting. They provide insight into how NCOs enable readiness at the Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs), standardization of Exceptional Family Member healthcare across military services, and TRICARE updates including enrollment requirements for TRICARE Select.

  • Guests:
    • LTG Ronald J. Place, Director, Defense Health Agency
    • CSM Michael L. Gragg, Senior Enlisted Leader, Defense Health Agency
  • Co-Hosts:
    • Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness
    • Mark Haaland, AUSA’s Director of Government Affairs

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Resources:

LTG Place was featured on a previous Army Matters episode:

The Military Health System and the Defense Health Agency Web: https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/OASDHA/Defense-Health-Agency Twitter: @militaryhealth @DoD_DHA @TRICARE Facebook @militaryhealth @DefenseHealthAgency @TRICARE Instagram: @militaryhealth

Nurse Advice Line – 24/7 health care support for TRICARE beneficiaries Web: https://www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/home

Sep 21, 2020
Special Edition: Veterans Benefits Administration Update - GI Bill, Transition Programs, Home Loans & More
28:59

What resources are available to Veterans? Today, our guest, Margarita Devlin, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits at the VBA, joins us to discuss the GI Bill, VA home loans, and transition programs like Solid Start and Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E). She also gives an update on how the VA is handling benefits payments and Veteran engagement during the pandemic.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

  • Guest: Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs 
  • Co-Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • 1SG (Ret) Stephen Canonico, AUSA's Assistant Director of Retired Soldiers, Veterans, and Army Civilian Affairs 

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

 

Resources:

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Web: https://www.benefits.va.gov/ YouTube: Veterans Benefits Administration Facebook: @VeteransBenefits Twitter: @VAVetBenefits Veterans Benefits Administration Call Center Number: 1(800) 827-1000 Education Benefits Number: 1(888)GIBILL-1 Regional Loan Center Number: 1(877)827-3702

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Web: https://www.va.gov/ Facebook: @VeteransAffairs Twitter: @DeptVetAffairs

Sep 16, 2020
Army Real Talk: Army Civilian Career Program Management Changes & Black Jack Brigade Farewell Remarks
18:12

Change is afoot for Army Civilian Career Programs. Civilians make up close to 70% of the U.S. Army’s workforce, and these new developments are aimed at improving civilian talent management. Find out the scope and background of what is in store directly from our guest, Barbara Guy, Director of the Career Management Policy Office, DASA-CP, ASA (M&RA).

Plus, CPT William Ibrahim of the Black Jack Brigade shares some farewell remarks as the U.S. Army’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, transitions back home. Army Real Talk has been following their deployment to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR), since Sept 2019. Previous episode links are included below.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guests:
    • Barbara C. Guy, Director, Career Management Policy Office, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel (DASA-CP)
    • CPT William Ibrahim, S9, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army (Black Jack Brigade)
  • Co-Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • 1SG (Ret) Stephen Canonico, AUSA's Assistant Director of Retired Soldiers, Veterans, and Army Civilian Affairs 

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

Resources:

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)) Web: https://www.army.mil/asamra Facebook: @HQDAMRAG1 Twitter: @MRA_G1_PAO

Black Jack Brigade Facebook: @black.jack.brigade.1cd Twitter: @1stCav2bct  The Black Jack Brigade was featured on previous Army Real Talk episodes:

 

Sep 14, 2020
Special Edition: Meet the New Senior Enlisted Leader at U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
25:23

Meet the new senior enlisted leader at U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). CSM John Foley joins us today to discuss his 31+ year career with the Army, including what inspired him to enlist. He also provides an update about the recent Army National Hiring Days, the first virtual hiring campaign by the Army, and a look ahead to Fiscal Year 2021 Army Recruiting.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Command Sergeant Major John W. Foley, Senior Enlisted Leader, U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

Resources:

Army Matters Podcast (24 June 2020): Special Edition: Army National Hiring Days (June 30 – July 2) with CSM Tabitha Gavia, U.S. Army Recruiting Command U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) Web: https://recruiting.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @USAREC AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Sep 09, 2020
Soldier Today: GEN Martin & SMA Grinston on Suicide, Cohesive Teams and This is My Squad (TIMS)
31:27

Taking care of our people is important during difficult times. Building cohesive teams and tackling suicide within the Army are some of the ways to do that. Today’s discussion with the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff, GEN Martin, and top NCO, SMA Grinston, covers how initiatives like “This is My Squad” (TIMS) and “A Life Worth Living” work together to help leaders at every level address tough issues and build strong teams.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guests:
    • General Joseph M. Martin, 37th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
    • Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston, 16th Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA)
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/vcsa/ Facebook: @VCSA.USArmy Twitter: @VCSA37

Sergeant Major of the Army Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/bio/ Twitter: @16thSMA

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Sep 07, 2020
Special Edition: How Ike Led
19:27

How did Ike approach challenging decisions to give America peace in Europe and prosperity at home? Author and one of Ike’s four grandchildren, Susan Eisenhower, describes how he strategically led the nation through a transformational time by focusing on fact-based decision-making, envisioning the whole, including causes and consequences, and  holding himself accountable. Pursuing the “Middle Way,” Ike led through pivotal events like D-Day, Little Rock, the Korean War, Cold War crises, Red Scare, and the Missile Gap controversies.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Susan Eisenhower, Author, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

Resources:

How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions Web: https://susaneisenhower.com/ Twitter: @eisenhowergroup

Aug 31, 2020
Thought Leaders: Battling Covid-19: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center
23:43

Army engineers are fighting Covid-19 with virtual reality to design and build Alternative Care Facilities and using supercomputers to model predictions of viral spread. Three experts spearheading this vital work from the U.S. Army Engineers Research and Development Center (ERDC), Dr. David Pittman, Dr. Todd Bridges, and Mike Channell, join us today to describe their efforts to defeat the coronavirus and to share insights they have gained for moving forward.

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

  • Guests:  
    • Dr. David W. Pittman, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) & Director of R&D and Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 
    • Dr. Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
    • Mr. Mike Channell, Chief of the Installation Support Division, ERDC Installation Operations Command 

 

  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Web: https://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @ArmyERDC LinkedIn: @U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Web: https://www.usace.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @USACEHQ LinkedIn: @US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) Web: https://www.hpc.mil/

Aug 24, 2020
Special Edition: Army Finance Strategy 2026 (AFS26)
33:07

Curious about the Army Finance Strategy for 2026 (AFS26)? Two top officials from the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller), Mr. Jonathan Moak and LTG Thomas Horlander, join us to describe how the AFS26 supports the Total Army. Find out how the 5 Pillars for Acceleration, core to the AFS26 framework, support the Army’s overall People First strategy. The pillars are: Develop the Workforce, Assign and Align Culture, Build the Bench, Inspire Innovation, and Enhance Communication.

  • Guests:
    • Mr. Jonathan D. Moak, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) 
    • LTG Thomas A. Horlander, Comptroller and Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) 
  • Host: Mr. Mark Haaland, AUSA’s Director of Government Affairs

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Resources:

Army Financial Management & Comptroller Web: https://www.asafm.army.mil/ Twitter: @asafmc LinkedIn: @ASA (FM&C)

Aug 19, 2020
Family Voices: Wear Blue: Run to Remember
29:38

How does wearing blue support our Army? Gold Star spouse, Lisa Hallett, started running as a coping mechanism after her husband John was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Other surviving spouses joined her, wearing their fallen service members’ blue PT shirts during their first runs. The support system they built evolved into Wear Blue: Run to Remember, a nonprofit running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. They run as a living tribute to the fallen, the fighting and the families of the U.S. military. Lisa and her colleague Dave Leach, join us today to discuss the background of the organization, their pivot to virtual races during the pandemic, and how supporters from both military and civilian communities can get involved. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

Guests:

  • Lisa Hallett, President & Co-Founder, Wear Blue: Run to Remember
  • Dave Leach, Chief Operations Officer / Director For the Fighting Race, Wear Blue: Run to Remember

 

Host:

  • Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

 

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.

 

Resources:

 

Wear Blue: Run to Remember

 

Army Ten-Miler

Aug 17, 2020
Special Edition: DHA Experts on Immunizations & Pandemic
24:01

Immunizations are key to staying healthy during this unprecedented time, but there are a lot of questions about them. Does my child need immunizations even if school is virtual this Fall? Is it safe to take my child to the doctor during the pandemic? If I social distance and wear a mask, do I still need to get the flu vaccine? Two experts from the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Immunization Healthcare Division, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Ruth Brenner and Ann Morse, MSN, join us today to guide us through common queries, provide immunization resources and describe how the DHA is supporting Operation Warp Speed to provide a coronavirus vaccine to 300M individuals by January 2021. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guests:
    • Lt. Col. (Dr.) Ruth Brenner, USAF, Deputy Chief, Defense Health Agency, Immunization Healthcare Division
    • Ann M Morse MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Immunization Healthcare Division, North-Atlantic Regional Vaccine Safety Hub, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

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. Resources:

DHA Immunization Healthcare Division Worldwide Support Center Line: +1-877-438-8222; Option 1. Licensed providers on call 24/7. Email: dodvaccines@mail.mil Web: https://www.health.mil/vaccines Paper (PDF): Recommendations for Mass Immunization Events During Pandemic Conditions Facebook: @DHAImmunizationHealthcare Twitter: @dha_ihb

CDC Vaccines & Immunizations Web: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Military Health System Web: https://www.health.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @militaryhealth

Defense Health Agency Web: https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/OASDHA/Defense-Health-Agency Facebook: @DefenseHealthAgency Twitter: @DoD_DHA LinkedIn: @Defense Health Agency

Aug 12, 2020
Army Real Talk: Army Recruiting and Training with MG(R) Malcolm Frost
32:24

Developing Soldiers as athletes is a top priority. MG(R) Malcolm Frost, former Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, TRADOC, joins us today to discuss Army recruiting and training. He explains the background behind the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) in the broader context of the Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) program, and its five pillars: physical fitness, physical readiness, mental readiness, spiritual readiness and performance, nutrition and sleep hygiene. The new ACFT tests 11 components that are good predictors of what Soldiers will need to do to prepare for the rigors of the job. It is geared towards changing the culture of fitness within the Army and at increasing physical readiness, when lack of fitness, health and muscular-skeletal injuries were leading to higher undeployable rates. MG Frost discusses the drawbacks to the old Physical Training (PT) approach, and emphasizes that the ACFT is the first big change we are seeing within the Army as part of the H2F program. He suggests that recruiting Soldiers who are also athletes, or developing athletes, will be an elevated priority moving forward. Army hopefuls might worry about the impact COVID-19 could have on recruitment, but MG Frost reminds us that the ACFT can be trained for at home, without special equipment. Additionally, recruiters have shifted to more online hiring sessions due to the pandemic, so potential recruits can meet them in a virtual environment. In a COVID world, we expect to see continued online interaction and continued H2F rollouts supporting our Soldier Athletes.

Additionally, we welcome our new co-host, LTC Brittany Woods, AUSA’s new U.S. Army Fellow, to her first podcast with us. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: MG(R) Malcolm Frost, former Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
  • Co-Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • LTC Brittany Woods, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow

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

 

Resources:

Center for Initial Military Training Web: https://usacimt.tradoc.army.mil/ ACFT Guidance: https://usacimt.tradoc.army.mil/ACFTGuidance.html Facebook: @USArmyIMT

 

Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) Web: https://www.army.mil/acft/

 

Mission Readiness Council for a Strong America Web: https://www.strongnation.org/missionreadiness Facebook: @missionreadiness Twitter: @mission_ready

Aug 10, 2020
Special Edition: DoD Security Cooperation Efforts with LTG Charles Hooper
37:54

What are the DoD’s top priorities in security cooperation and assistance? LTG Charles Hooper, retiring this July from 40 years of service, tells us how the security assistance environment has changed over the past few years, how it fits into the larger U.S. defense strategy, and how the U.S. can effectively compete with China in this area. He also reflects on his time serving at the U.S. Africa Command, and later leading the Office of Defense Cooperation in Egypt before eventually becoming the Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Host: General (Retired) Carter F. Ham, AUSA’s President & CEO

Resources:

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Web: https://www.dsca.mil/

LinkedIn: @Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Aug 03, 2020
Special Edition: SMA Grinston on Loss of SPC Guillen, Race and Diversity, This is My Squad, COVID-19 & ACFT2 Rollout
27:31

Today’s discussion with SMA Grinston covers a broad range of topics that are on the minds of our Soldiers, our leaders and our listeners.  These topics include: The loss of Army SPC Vanessa Guillen, racial inclusion and diversity in the Army, the impact of “This is My Squad,” an update on COVID-19 protection measures, and the new Army Combat Fitness Test 2 rollout. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston, 16th Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA)
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

Sergeant Major of the Army

Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/bio/

Twitter: @16thSMA

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Jul 29, 2020
Thought Leaders: The Army and the U.S. Space Force
27:45

How will the new U.S. Space Force (USSF) affect the Army? COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies, interviews LTG(Ret) Richard P. Formica about how the Defense Department should determine which space capabilities should be transferred to the USSF and which space-related capabilities should be retained by their respective service.  LTG Formica calls for a disciplined and thorough process and proposes three principles to guide the way forward to the mutual benefit of all services and combatant commands.

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest:  LTG(Ret) Formica, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, CALIBRE Systems
  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

Resources:

 

AUSA Spotlight: The U.S. Army and the U.S. Space Force

 

United States Space Force (USSF)

Web: https://www.spaceforce.mil/

Facebook: @USSpaceForceDoD

Twitter: @SpaceForceDoD

Jul 27, 2020
Family Voices: COVID-19 Update for Military Families - Vaccines, Safety, Treatment & More
28:00

Everyone’s working hard to get medical measures out there to defeat COVID. What is the Army doing, and how can families stay physically and mentally healthy while we wait for a solution? COL Deydre S. Teyhen, DPT, PhD, OCS, Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), joins us today for an update on the Army’s vaccine effort, emphasizing safety throughout the development process. She describes how academia, industry and government have all come together to fight COVID-19, and how we will defeat it together as a team and as a community. Since mind and body are so intertwined, COL Teyhen also provides tips for relieving COVID-related stress arising from things like social isolation, too much family togetherness, and dealing with our emotions. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

  • Guest: Colonel Deydre S. Teyhen, Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

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.

Resources:

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

U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) Website: https://mrdc.amedd.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @USAMRDC

Jul 20, 2020
Army Real Talk: National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial
14:26

Honoring those who served in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, a new memorial in Washington, D.C., is planned for 2021. Authorized by Congress for construction, the memorial will create a meaningful and deeply moving experience for visitors as it educates them about the historical significance and accomplishments of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Despite its swift and successful completion, the war took the lives of many service people, and this new space, located downtown on the corner of 23rd and Constitution Avenue, will commemorate them.

Two DS/DS veterans join us today to share their enthusiasm about how the new memorial will honor our troops and connect with the American public. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Cee Freeman, Vice President and Deputy Associate Director of Planning & Design Team, National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial Association 
  • Co-Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs
    • CW3 (Retired) Steve Collins, Branch Chief, Materiel Fielding & Training, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) 

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

Resources:

National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial Website: http://www.ndswm.org/ Facebook: @NationalDesertStormWarMemorial Twitter: @DesertStormMeml

Jul 13, 2020
Special Edition: A Conversation on Race and the Army, Podcast Edition
31:42

Americans have elevated the discussion on race following the killing of Mr. George Floyd, and that includes the U.S. Army. Further discussions and the aftermath have revealed that there are still racial injustices seen in the workplace, organizations, as well as within the military. Thereby, AUSA along with the U.S. Army are having needed, yet uncomfortable, conversations in order to gain a better understanding and allow for voices to be heard. We hope that we can learn and grow from one another.

In this special edition episode, a group of former soldiers join us to discuss their experiences with race in the Army, and also touch on how the Department of Defense and the Army are already responding to diversity and racial concerns. This program follows two AUSA webinar events featuring current and retired Army leaders discussing the same topic. Links are included below.

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guests:
    • LTC Frank Turner, USA Retired 
    • LTC Ivery Taylor, USA Retired 
    • MAJ Taunya Ford, USA Retired 
    • 1SG Darrian Gailes, USA Retired 
  •  Host: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs

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

Related AUSA Webinars on YouTube:

Jul 08, 2020
Soldier Today: What CASAs do for Our Army
18:21

CASAs are the connective fiber between the American people and Secretary of the Army. They are also Great Americans. Ken Wong, CASA for Pennsylvania-East, was born and raised in Philadelphia, and joins us today to describe why he became a CASA, and how he liaises with local community leaders to share the Army story.

Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASAs) are business and community leaders appointed by the Secretary to advise and support Army leaders across the country. They assist with recruiting, connect with local National Guard and Army Reserve units, serve as a voice for Soldiers and Army Families, and speak at community events about the Army’s message. There are over 100 CASAs throughout the U.S. and its territories, and they all have agreed to serve without salary, wages or related benefits, and are afforded a 3-star protocol status. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Note: This episode was recorded 26 May 2020.

  • Guest: Ken Wong, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Pennsylvania-East and President, CIG Asia Ltd.
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Program

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

Resources:

Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army Web: https://casa.army.mil/

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Jul 06, 2020
Special Edition: Herstory, Women Contributing to the Army and Beyond
34:03

Today we honor all the extraordinary women who have served in the U.S. Military. Due to COVID-19, AUSA had to cancel its Women’s History Month program back in March, so we are hosting this Special Edition podcast to highlight the voices of women who have served. Joining us today are two remarkable women who chose Army careers, CW5(R) Phyllis Wilson, President of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, and CSM(R) Donna Brock, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Community Coach for Together With Veterans, and Treasurer for the Army Womens Foundation. They describe what motivated them to join the Army, their accomplishments and challenges, mentorship, and how their military experience has affected their life today. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  •  Guests:
    • Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Retired) Phyllis Wilson, President, Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Memorial Foundation
    • Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Donna Brock, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Community Coach for Together With Veterans, and Treasurer for the Army Womens Foundation
  • Host: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs

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

Resources:

Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Memorial Foundation Web: https://www.womensmemorial.org/ Facebook: @MilitaryWomensMemorial Twitter: @wimsatweets

Army Womens Foundation Web: https://www.awfdn.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Army-Womens-Foundation-98678409553/ Twitter: @usawf

Together With Veterans: Rural Veterans Suicide Prevention Program Web: https://togetherwithveterans.org/ Twitter: @TogetherWVets

Jun 29, 2020
Special Edition: Army National Hiring Days (June 30 – July 2) with CSM Tabitha Gavia, U.S. Army Recruiting Command
22:44

The goal is to bring in 10,000 new Soldiers. CSM Tabitha Gavia, the senior enlisted leader at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), shares with us about the upcoming Army National Hiring Days, June 30 – July 2. This is an Army-wide virtual campaign showcasing the U.S. Army’s 150 full-time and part-time career options, training, benefits and education to inspire individuals to consider military service. USAREC’s mission is to recruit America's best and brightest volunteers that are able to deploy, fight, and win. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is responsible for manning both the Active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, ensuring security and readiness for our Nation. Recruiting operations are conducted throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and at U.S. facilities in Germany and Asia. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Army National Hiring Days, June 30 – July 2, 2020: www.goarmy.com/hiringdays

Community Partner Outreach Program: https://armystrong.goarmy.com/a/cp.html

  • Guest: Command Sergeant Major Tabitha A. Gavia, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

Army National Hiring Days, June 30 – July 2, 2020: www.goarmy.com/hiringdays

Community Partner Outreach Program: https://armystrong.goarmy.com/a/cp.html

U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) Web: https://recruiting.army.mil/ Twitter/Facebook: @USAREC LinkedIn: @USAREC-HQ

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Jun 24, 2020
Thought Leaders: Desert Redleg
22:33

How did field artillery lead to victory in Operation Desert Storm? Author COL (Retired) L. Scott Lingamfelter, former executive officer of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery, discusses his new book with us today. He describes how his fellow field artillerymen, known as “redlegs,” decimated enemy defenses and paved the way for the ground assault that defeated Iraqi forces in the First Gulf War. Lingamfelter gives us a boots-on-the-ground perspective on the largest US artillery bombardment since World War II. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: COL(R) L. Scott Lingamfelter, Author, Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 Resources:

Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War by L. Scott Lingamfelter Web: https://www.kentuckypress.com/9780813179209/desert-redleg/ Facebook/Twitter: @kentuckypress

Jun 22, 2020
Family Voices: Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the U.S. Army with Mrs. Ginger Perkins
18:48

Recently married into the military or have a son or daughter serving? AUSA’s new publication, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the U.S. Army: A Primer for Family Members was created with you in mind! Join author, Ginger Perkins, for a discussion of what drives her passion for military customs. Available June 15 in AUSA’s online book shop, this is a comprehensive reference book aimed at bringing spouses, parents, siblings, extended family members and friends closer to the bigger Army family by explaining their soldier’s world. Perkins, an Army spouse for 38 years, and her husband, retired GEN David Perkins, are now Army parents. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Ginger Perkins, Author, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the United States Army: A Primer for Family Members

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness 

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.

Resources:

Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions of the United States Army: A Primer for Family Members Available 15 June 2020 AUSA Shop: https://shop.ausa.org/collections/books

Jun 15, 2020
Army Real Talk: Military Spouse J.D. Network
15:49

The Military Spouse J.D. Network (MSJDN) chips away at barriers to legal careers for military spouses. Karen E. Scanlan, Immediate Past President, MSJDN, describes how the organization came into existence as part of her efforts while job seeking as an attorney and military spouse. MSJDN supports military spouses in the legal profession by advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys; educating the public about the challenges faced by career-minded military spouses and their families; encouraging the hiring of military spouses; and providing a network connecting military spouse attorneys with each other and their supporters. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Karen E. Scanlan, Immediate Past President, Military Spouse J.D. Network
  • Co-hosts: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs, and Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

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

Resources:

Military Spouse J.D. Network Web: https://www.msjdn.org/ LinkedIn: @Military Spouse JD Network Facebook: @militaryspousejdnetwork Twitter: @milspousejd Instagram: @msjdn

Jun 08, 2020
Special Edition: Multi-Domain Operations + DoD COVID-19 Task Force Update with General Hyten
28:52

What are the keys to keeping America’s Armed Forces moving forward? GEN(R) Carter Ham, AUSA’s President and CEO, interviews Gen. John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the DoD’s COVID-19 response efforts and how the military’s top leaders are modernizing, adapting and preparing the force for multidomain operations. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation's second-highest-ranking military officer, responsible for overseeing joint military requirements, representing the military in National Security Council deputies meetings, and performing other duties as directed by the chairman. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: General John E. Hyten, United States Air Force, 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 

Host: General Carter F. Ham, United States Army, Retired, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of the United States Army

 

Resources:

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Web: https://www.defense.gov/our-story/meet-the-team/vice-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff Facebook/Twitter: @DeptofDefense

Jun 03, 2020
Soldier Today: U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
20:49

Developing NCOs as leaders is at the heart of the newly accredited U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), and its first class graduated June 2019. The academy falls under the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, and the Commandant, CSM Jimmy Sellers, joins us today to tell us how the USASMA began conferring the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Command Sergeant Major Jimmy Sellers, Commandant, The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs 

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

 

Resources:

The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Web: https://www.ncolcoe.army.mil/ Facebook: @NCOLCoE Twitter: @NCOL_CoE LinkedIn: @ncol-coe

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Jun 01, 2020
Thought Leaders: Massed Fires, Not Organic Formations – The Case for Returning Field Artillery Battalions to the DivArty
31:27

Bring back the DivArty. COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies, interviews maneuver and fires senior leaders regarding the need for the Army to return control of divisional field artillery battalions to division artillery (DivArty), rather than brigade combat team (BCT), headquarters. They describe how modularity, the force structure change making FA battalions organic to BCTs beginning in 2003, while well-suited for counterinsurgency campaigns, resulted in fire support inadequate for large-scale combat operations against peer competitors.  With the increasing need to converge fires and effects across multiple domains, the centralized control of fires that a DivArty headquarters can provide is essential to the joint force massing effects on an expanding and lethal battlefield.  While counterintuitive to some, they make a compelling case that fire support to BCTs will be significantly enhanced by this initiative. 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guests:

  • GEN (Ret) James Thurman, former Commander, United Nations Command R.O.K., U.S. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea (USFK)
  • LTG (Ret) Sean MacFarland, former Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
  • LTG (Ret) David Halverson, former Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM)
  • COL (Ret) Dr. David Johnson, Principal Researcher, RAND Corporation

Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

Resources:

AUSA Spotlight: Massed Fires, Not Organic Formations: The Case for Returning Field Artillery Battalions to the DivArty 

Dr. David Johnson, RAND Corporation Web: https://www.rand.org/about/people/j/johnson_david_e.html Twitter: @DaveJohnsonDC

May 25, 2020
Family Voices: Army Families & COVID-19 with Mrs. Maria McConville
29:31

There’s no one correct way to be an Army Spouse. Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness, interviews Mrs. Maria McConville, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army James C. McConville. They discuss how Army families are coping with COVID-19, touching on pain points such as separations, child care, PCS moves, employment, and military children’s mental health. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Maria McConville, spouse of Chief of Staff of the Army James C. McConville

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

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.

Resources:

Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/csa/ Facebook: @USArmyChiefofStaff Twitter: @ArmyChiefStaff

Tutor.com - Free for Military Web: https://military.tutor.com/home

Military OneSource Web: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

National Geographic Web: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/

May 18, 2020
Special Edition: No Time for Spectators with GEN(R) Martin Dempsey
29:13

Build stronger relationships based on mutual leader-follower expectations. Today, GEN(R) Carter Ham, AUSA’s President & CEO, interviews GEN(R) Martin Dempsey about his new book No Time for Spectators, released 12 May 2020, which delves into leader-follower dynamics. In addition to thoughts on leadership in the time of COVID-19 uncertainty, the two discuss important lessons including: disagreement does not equal disloyalty, the value of followers who exhibit responsible rebelliousness, and embracing moments of surprising clarity. GEN(R) Dempsey is a bestselling author and speaker, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and one of TIME's 100 Most Influential Leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: General (Retired) Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Author, No Time for Spectators

Host: General (Retired) Carter F. Ham, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of the United States Army

Resources:

No Time for Spectators by GEN (R) Martin Dempsey Web: https://www.generaldempsey.com/ Twitter: @Martin_Dempsey LinkedIn: @Martin E. Dempsey

May 13, 2020
Army Real Talk: Meet the New Senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the CSA
25:05

Sugar and spice. That’s CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter’s leadership style. In this special episode of Army Real Talk, guest host CW4 (Retired) Jack Du Teil, executive director of the United States Army Warrant Officers Association, shines a light on the combat leadership and technical experience supporting CW5 Dixon-Carter’s recent selection as the senior warrant officer advisor to the chief of staff of the Army (SWOA-CSA). She is the first woman to hold the position. In this role, CW5 Dixon-Carter will chair the Army Warrant Officer Council, advise the Army Chief of Staff James McConville, and continue in her duties as his assistant executive officer. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: CW5 Yolondria S. Dixon-Carter, Senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army (SWOA-CSA) & Assistant Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Guest Host: CW4 (Retired) Jack Du Teil, Executive Director, United States Army Warrant Officers Association & President, The Military Coalition

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

Resources:

Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/csa/ Facebook: @USArmyChiefofStaff @SWOA2CSA Twitter: @ArmyChiefStaff @SWOA2CSA

United States Army Warrant Officers Association Web: https://usawoa.org/ Facebook @USAWOA Twitter: @usawoa_social 

The Military Coalition Web: http://www.themilitarycoalition.org/

May 11, 2020
Soldier Today: Stop Movement Order with SMA Grinston
22:36

Some Soldiers are in limbo due to the Stop Movement Order related to COVID-19. SMA Grinston, the Army’s top non-commissioned officer (NCO), describes the situation. He also focuses on the Army’s PREVENT/DETECT/TREAT response to the virus, touching on testing, masks, social distancing and stay at home orders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston, 16th Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA)

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

Sergeant Major of the Army Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/bio/ Twitter: @16thSMA

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

May 04, 2020
Special Edition: U.S. Forces Korea & COVID-19
29:44

How has COVID-19 affected the overseas force in Korea? Command Sergeant Majors from the Eighth Army and U.S. Forces Korea discuss their new normal in the wake of the coronavirus with SMA(R) Dan Dailey. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Note: Recorded 14 April 2020.

Guests:

  • Command Sergeant Major Jason Schmidt, Command Sergeant Major, Eighth Army, United States Army
  • Command Sergeant Major Walter Tagalicud, Command Sergeant Major, United States Forces Korea, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

United States Forces Korea Web: https://www.usfk.mil/ Facebook: @myusfk Twitter: @usforceskorea

Eighth Army Web: https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/site/ Facebook: @Eighth.Army.Korea Twitter: @EighthArmyKorea

Apr 29, 2020
Thought Leaders: The Blackhorse in Vietnam
18:41

How did Blackhorse troopers overcome the Vietnamese enemy, jungle terrain and weather from 1966 to 1972. Donald Snedeker, a second-generation Blackhorse trooper, joins us to discuss how the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment proved the value of armored forces against an insurgency as they faced the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army for more than five years. Snedeker served as the speechwriter for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Admiral William Crowe and General Colin Powell) from 1989 to 1990, and currently serves as the historian for the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Upcoming Event: (Tentative) 22 July Lemnitzer Lecture – Blackhorse in Vietnam w/ Donald Snedeker

Guest: Donald Snedeker, Author, The Blackhorse in Vietnam: The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966-1972 

Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 

Resources:

The Blackhorse in Vietnam: The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966-1972 by Donald Snedeker Web: https://www.casematepublishers.com/the-blackhorse-in-vietnam.html Facebook/Twitter: @casematepub

Apr 27, 2020
Special Edition: Army Reserve & COVID-19 - Battle Assemblies, Financial Relief and More
20:15

What is the COVID-19 impact on the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)? With regular “battle assemblies” temporarily suspended, Soldiers can still be paid for command approved and verified time spent on readiness, physical fitness and online training. CSM Ted Copeland of the Army Reserve discusses this, financial relief, career progression and more with SMA(R) Dan Dailey. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Command Sergeant Major Ted L. Copeland, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Reserve

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Reserve Web: https://www.usar.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @USArmyReserve 

Army Emergency Relief Web: https://www.aerhq.org Twitter/Facebook: @aerhq 20 January Army Matters episode: Army Emergency Relief

Apr 22, 2020
Family Voices: AFI Army Spouse of the Year
17:53

Military Spouses build community wherever they go, and Yvonne Coombs embodies this as the 2020 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year. She joins us today to describe the critical role her military family took in 2019 as they supported her family through life-threatening medical diagnoses combined with her husband’s accelerated deployment. Yvonne also tells us about co-founding Operation Deploy Your Dress, a non-profit organization that helps military families develop relationships, and have fun, by making formal events affordable. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Yvonne Coombs, 2020 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year and co-founder, Operation Deploy Your Dress

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

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.

Resources:

Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) Web: https://msoy.afi.org/ Facebook: @militaryspouseoftheyear Twitter: @MilSpoOfTheyear

Operation Deploy Your Dress Web: https://operationdeployyourdress.org/ Facebook: @operationdeployyourdress Twitter: @ODYD2017

Apr 20, 2020
Special Edition: Army National Guard’s COVID-19 Response
32:07

How has the Army National Guard (ARNG) mobilized during the COVID-19 emergency? ARNG is assisting state and local agencies in a time of national emergency, adjusting pre-deployment training for its global force, and balancing readiness with responding to the community. They are also focused on keeping ARNG careers on track. 

CSM John Sampa of the Army National Guard discusses these and more with SMA(R) Dan Dailey. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Command Sergeant Major John F. Sampa, Command Sergeant Major, Army National Guard

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources:

Army National Guard Web: https://www.nationalguard.com/ Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @nationalguard

Apr 15, 2020
Army Real Talk: Spirit of America & Black Jack Brigade COVID Update
22:35

Spirit of America is a non-profit working with U.S. troops and diplomats to identify and fill local needs around the world, when and where needed. Their all-veteran team operates in over 70 countries to “build local leaders’ trust, make a child happy, a village secure, or a region stable to bring our troops closer to peace and home.” We cap off this episode with an update from AUSA’s adopted deployed unit, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, also known as the Black Jack Brigade, on their current deployment to Europe and their COVID-19 response plan.

The Black Jack Brigade was featured on our 9 September 2019 episode. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

  • Guest: Jim Hake, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Spirit of America
  • Co-hosts: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs, and LTC Eugene Irby, AUSA’s Army Fellow

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

Resources:

Spirit of America Web: https://spiritofamerica.org/ Facebook/Twitter: @spiritamerica 

Black Jack Brigade Facebook @black.jack.brigade.1cd Twitter: @1stCav2bct 

The Black Jack Brigade was featured on Army Real Talk episode 9 September 2019: Life of a Deploying Unit: Adoption of the Black Jack Brigade

Apr 13, 2020
Special Edition: G-4 Soldier Updates on AGSU, PCS app, ACFT & More
33:09

What’s the latest with rollouts for Army Greens (AGSU), a new PCS app, and Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)? SGM Edward Bell of the G-4 discusses these and more with SMA(R) Dan Dailey. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Note: This episode was recorded prior to the COVID escalation, and some of the initiatives discussed might shift to the right on the implementation timeline given priority requirements for the COVID response.

Guest: Sergeant Major Edward A. Bell, Sergeant Major, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

 

Resources: U.S. Army G-4  | Logistics Web: https://www.army.mil/g-4 Facebook: @armylogistics

Apr 08, 2020
Soldier Today: SMA Grinston on Soldiers & Coronavirus
23:22

How is COVID-19 affecting Soldiers? SMA Grinston, the Army’s top non-commissioned officer (NCO), describes how the Army’s Medical Research Labs are working on a vaccine, the courageous work of Army medical providers, and efforts to balance killing the virus with maintaining readiness and protecting the force. SMA Grinston covers PCS (Permanent Change of Station) changes, including interrupted moves and financial hardship related to COVID-19, and reminds everyone to stay fit and healthy at home. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Notes: 1) ALARACT (All Army Action): Click here to view the 3/30 ALARACT message regarding COVID-19 hardships 2) 20 January Army Matters episode: Army Emergency Relief

Guest: Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston, 16th Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA)

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

Resources:

Army Emergency Relief Web: https://www.aerhq.org Twitter/Facebook: @aerhq 20 January Army Matters episode: Army Emergency Relief

Sergeant Major of the Army Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/bio/ Twitter: @16thSMA

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Apr 06, 2020
Special Edition: Under Secretary McPherson on COVID-19, Recruiting, Budget & Army Families
23:05

What is the Army doing about COVID-19? Newly sworn-in Under Secretary of the Army James E. McPherson joins General Carter Ham of AUSA to discuss the Army’s response to the coronavirus. They also cover the Secretary’s thoughts on recruiting, budget and taking care of Army families. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Note: This interview was recorded Monday, 30 March 2020.

Guest: The Honorable James E. McPherson, Under Secretary of the Army

Host: General (Retired) Carter F. Ham, AUSA’s President & CEO

 

Resources: Under Secretary of the Army Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/usa/ Facebook/Twitter: @UnderSecArmy

Apr 01, 2020
Special Edition: Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility Changes
27:31

Will changes at Arlington National Cemetery affect your family? Senior leadership updates us on changes in eligibility requirements, how they took veteran feedback into account, and what burial options are available nation-wide at our National Military Cemeteries. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Note: Since the recording of this episode, the Arlington National Cemetery has expanded to 639 acres. Additionally, please visit their website (https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/) for COVID-19 information affecting funerals and visitors.

Guests:

  • Ms. Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director, Office of Army Cemeteries
  • Ms. Renea Yates, Deputy Superintendent for Interment Services, Arlington National Cemetery
  • Sergeant Major Juan Abreu, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Army National Military Cemeteries

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

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

Resources:

Arlington National Cemetery Web: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @ArlingtonNatl

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter: @15thSMA

Mar 30, 2020
Thought Leaders: Bloody Okinawa
19:33

An 82-day slugfest in Okinawa marked the final major battle in World War II. Joseph Wheelan joins us to discuss the tragic human cost of the fight, which ultimately persuaded US leaders to use the atomic bomb rather than invade the Japanese mainland. Wheelan is the author of nine previous books, including the highly acclaimed Terrible Swift Sword and Midnight in the Pacific. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Joseph Wheelan, Author, Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War II

Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 

Resources:

Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War II by Joseph Wheelan

Web: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/joseph-wheelan/bloody-okinawa/9780306903212/

Facebook/Twitter: @HachetteUS

Mar 23, 2020
Family Voices: Military Spouse Health and Wellness
26:43

Military Spouses give up careers, move a lot and more. What helps them develop resilience in the face of these challenges? Today, we hear from Evie King, an Army spouse and advocate for the health and wellness of military spouses. Her organization, InDependent, hosts a virtual annual Wellness Summit, offers an online community for military spouses, and addresses important health topics like alcohol consumption. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Evie King, Executive Director, InDependent

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

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.

Resources:

InDependent

Web: https://in-dependent.org/

Wellness Summit: https://in-dependent.org/wellness-summit

Facebook: @independentorg1

Mar 16, 2020
Army Real Talk: Our Community Salutes & Military Basketball Association Update
14:54

Our Community Salutes celebrates high school enlistees and their commitment to military service. Dr. Ken Hartman describes how his non-profit helps communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation. In other community news, the Military Basketball Association (MBA) announces their 3-day Finals tournament will be held 8-10 May at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. The MBA was featured on our 9 December 2019 podcast episode. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Guest: Dr. Ken Hartman, Founder and President, Our Community Salutes

Co-hosts: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs, and LTC Eugene Irby, AUSA’s Army Fellow

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

Resources:

Our Community Salutes

Web: https://www.ourcommunitysalutes.org/

Facebook: @OurCommunitySalutes

Twitter: @drkenhartman  #OurCommunitySalutes

 

Military Basketball Association (MBA)

Web: https://www.facebook.com/militarybasketballassociation

Facebook: @militarybasketballassociation

The MBA was featured on Army Real Talk episode 9 December 2019: Empowerment – Outlets for Coping with TBI, PTSD, Injuries, etc.

Mar 09, 2020
Special Edition: Military Health System Changes & Coronavirus Update
35:04

How might changes to the Military Health System affect you and your family? How can we be smart, not fearful, about the coronavirus? LTG Ronald Place, the DoD’s senior military medical leader, updates us on maintaining access to high quality care while transitioning retirees and family members to the TRICARE network, and also provides an update on keeping the force healthy as the coronavirus comes to the United States. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

Guest: LTG Ronald J. Place, Director, Defense Health Agency

 

Co-Hosts: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness & Mark Haaland, AUSA’s Director of Government Affairs

 

Resources:

The Military Health System and the Defense Health Agency

Web: https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/OASDHA/Defense-Health-Agency

Twitter: @militaryhealth @DoD_DHA @TRICARE

Facebook @militaryhealth @DefenseHealthAgency @TRICARE

Instagram: @militaryhealth

 

Nurse Advice Line – 24/7 health care support for TRICARE beneficiaries

https://www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/home

Mar 04, 2020
Soldier Today: What's in the Future for Futures Command?
16:44

Why do we need Army Futures Command (AFC)? CSM Michael Crosby, the top non-commissioned officer (NCO) at AFC, describes it as the bellybutton of the Army acquisition process with a special emphasis on Soldier Centered Design.

 

Guest: Command Sergeant Major Michael A. Crosby, Command Sergeant Major, Army Futures Command

 

Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

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:

Army Futures Command

Web: https://www.army.mil/futures  

Facebook/Twitter: @ArmyFutures

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs website: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

Mar 02, 2020
Thought Leaders: Artificial Intelligence and its Implications for the U.S. Army
34:17

Equipping Soldiers with AI doesn’t mean computers are in charge. BG Matt Easley, Director of the U.S. Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force, explains the military implications of AI and how the Army is organized to leverage the opportunities that it presents. He explains AI’s integral role supporting the Army’s top priorities including Modernization, Multi-Domain Operations, and Talent Management. He also addresses the tight linkage between the Army’s AI Strategy and the Army’s Data and Cloud Migration Strategies as well as the ethical implications of integrating AI into modern warfare. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

Guest: BG Matt Easley, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Task Force, Army Futures Command

 

Host: COL(R) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

Army Futures Command

Web: https://www.army.mil/futures

Facebook/Twitter: @ArmyFutures

 

U.S. Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force

Web: https://armyfuturescommand.com/aitf/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-army-artificial-intelligence-task-force/

Twitter: @army_aitf

Feb 24, 2020
Special Edition: FY2021 Budget Request with LTG Horlander
24:55

The threat environment is more complex than ever. Find out how the Army’s fiscal year 2021 budget request addresses this new atmosphere directly from LTG Thomas Horlander, the Army’s senior financial management officer. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

Guest: LTG Thomas A. Horlander, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller)

 

Host: Mark Haaland, AUSA’s Director of Government Affairs

 

Resources:

Army Financial Management and Comptroller

Web: https://www.asafm.army.mil/

Twitter: @asafmc

Feb 19, 2020
Family Voices: The Journey to a PhD: One Military Spouse’s Experience
24:47

Military spouses learn quickly that the road to professional credentials and employment is never a straight line. Today we speak to Dr. Belinda Hernandez and learn about the many sacrifices made on her journey towards her PhD. In addition, Dr. Hernandez shares insights from preliminary findings on a study she is conducting for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation which examines the impact on children that live in a home where a caregiver parent cares for a wounded, ill, or injured servicemember. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

 

Guest: Dr. Belinda Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

 

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

 

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.

 

Resources:

 

Dr. Belinda Hernandez, UTHealth

Email: UTMCHS@uth.tmc.edu

Twitter: @DrBelHernandez

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @UTexasSPH

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/ut-school-of-public-health

Web: https://sph.uth.edu/

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Facebook/Instagram: @MyUTHealth

Twitter: @UTHealth

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/uthouston/

Web: https://www.uth.edu/

Feb 17, 2020
Army Real Talk: Total Army
31:01

Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs, and LTC Eugene Irby, AUSA’s Army Fellow, interview individuals representing the Total Army to highlight the array of different positions and people that make up our Total Force. This includes representatives from the Active and Reserve Components, National Guard, Department of the Army (DA) Civilians and Family Members.

 

  • Active Component: LTC Eugene Irby, U.S. Army Fellow, Association of the United States Army
  • DA Civilian/National Guard: Ms. Erin Thede, CSA Senior Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses; served in a civilian capacity with the Army National Guard (former U.S. Marine)
  • Reserve Component: CSM Robert “Todd” Priest, (former U.S. Marine) later enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve
  • Family Member: Mrs. Josie Beets, Army spouse & lawyer

 

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.

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

Call: 1-83-DEPLOY-ME (1-833-375-6963)

 

CSM Robert Priest

Facebook: @CSMPriest @108thTrainingCommand @95thTrainingDivision @98thTrainingDivision @104thDivision @108thDSRecruiting

Instagram: @108_tc @98th_Training_Division

 

Mrs. Josie Beets

Website: missionlicense.com

Twitter: @JosieBeets @MissionLicense

Facebook: @missionlicense

Feb 10, 2020