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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. Rotating each week, our hosts include: • SMA(R) Dan Dailey focusing on subjects relevant to our Soldiers. • COL (R) Scott Halstead sharing inspirational leadership stories. • Holly Dailey offering insights on the ins and outs of our military families’ journeys. • Joe Craig telling compelling stories of military history though conversations with contemporary authors. • COL(R) Dan Roper examining key challenges facing the U.S. Army as it transforms to defeat present and future threats.

Episode Date
Celebrating Our Army at AUSA’s 2022 Annual Meeting
28:33

In celebration of NCOs and Soldiers at AUSA’s 2022 Annual Meeting, 10-12 October in Washington, DC, SMA Michael Grinston swung by AUSA’s headquarters to talk about the exciting events: the Army Ten-Miler is in person; the new award for Best Squad will be presented; and the next Honorary Sergeant Major of the Army will be revealed. In addition, SMA Grinston provided a preview of his upcoming initiatives for his final year as Sergeant Major of the Army. The initiatives include reducing harmful behaviors throughout the force, modernizing recruitment, telling stories that remind us why we’re proud of our Army and more. Be sure to join us for his Initiatives Briefing in October! Guest: SMA Michael A. Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army Host: SMA (R) Dan Dailey

Resources:

AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting & Exposition https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2022/index.cfm

 

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.

Oct 03, 2022
What I saw, I became
17:21

When Frank Dolberry was a teenager thinking of joining the Army, an acquaintance dismissed the notion, thinking it was an unrealistic dream for someone like him.  Major Frank Dolberry sits down with host Colonel (Ret.) Dan Roper to discuss how this motivated him to succeed, other inspirations he found along the way including the tremendous legacy of service in his family, and how he thinks the Army could improve its recruiting outcomes. 

 

  • Guest:  MAJ Frank Dolberry, AUSA Army Fellow

  

  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper

 

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

Sep 26, 2022
Gratitude: Why Is It So Important?
26:10

When people are at their lowest point, sometimes something as simple as a note or small gift can make a world of difference. Major General (Ret.) James Johnson, the head of Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends gift packages to service members overseas, speaks with host Holly Dailey and co-host Maria McConville about the power of gratitude. And then social scientist Dr. Alaina Hansom joins to discuss research that proves the benefits of showing gratitude.

 

(In the spirit of this show… THANK YOU for listening to this episode!)

 

  

  • Hosts:
      • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness
      • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army

 

  • Guests: 
      • MG (Ret.) James Johnson, President and CEO, Operation Gratitude
      • Alaina Hansom, PhD, Social Fitness Scientist, (HFJ) Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (HPRC), Uniformed Services University

 

Opening Credits:

 

Narrators: Kevin Irwin, Carrie Varouhakis, LaSherryn Duncan

Script: Anthony Del Col

Sound Design: Andy Bosnak

 

Resources:

 

Operation Gratitude Website: https://www.operationgratitude.com/

 

Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (HPRC)

Website: https://www.hprc-online.org/

 

Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (HPRC) – #GotMySix Campaign

Website: https://www.hprc-online.org/total-force-fitness/gotmysix

 

Sep 19, 2022
“One of the hardest days of my life”: A Military Intelligence Officer Shares her Leadership Journey
17:14

Military intelligence leaders generally work behind the scenes and are trained to shun the spotlight, but they play vital leadership roles in every single part of the Army. Major General Michelle Schmidt talks with host Colonel (Ret.) Scott Halstead about her 30-year career, including being at the Pentagon on 9/11 to saying goodbye to friends in the final days of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan in 2021, and whether the book Fast After 50 should be considered fictional…  

  • Guest: MG Michelle A. Schmidt, Director, Force Development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead

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

Sep 12, 2022
Where Does Sixty Percent of the World’s Population Reside, And Why Is it So Important?
19:01

When military people hear about the U.S. Army Pacific area, they think about the ocean and the inevitable Navy presence there. But the region contains sixty percent of the world’s population and land patrol is the key to the region’s stability. Host Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Dan Dailey sits down with General Charles Flynn, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific, to talk about the region’s importance, training opportunities there for young officers, and some of the leaders that have inspired him over the years. 

  • Guest: GEN Charles Flynn, Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific
  • Host: SMA(R) Dan Dailey

Resources:

U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Web: https://www.army.mil/usarpac 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.

 

Sep 05, 2022
How One Army Spouse Built a Life of Selfless Service
16:55

Whether it’s during a snowstorm, pouring rain or a heat wave, a devoted group of volunteers show up for every single Army funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, there to represent the Chief of Staff and the entire Army family. Cindy Risch, the current Senior Spouse of the U.S. Army JAG Corps, is one of those ladies and speaks to host Holly Dailey about how powerful her experience as an Arlington Lady has been, the highs and lows of being a military spouse and how some people just really love their cookies.

  • Guest: Cindy Risch, Senior Spouse of the U.S. Army JAG Corps
  • Host: Holly Dailey

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

Aug 29, 2022
Can China’s Invasion of Taiwan be Prevented?
23:14

Most people believe it’s not a question of if China will invade Taiwan, but “when”. So can this be prevented? Host Joe Craig sits down with Elbridge Colby to discuss his 2021 book The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict, as well as how a possible war might play out, how the Chinese forces could be neutralized before that happens, and what allies could surprisingly play the biggest roles.

 

 

·       Guest: Elbridge Colby, author of Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict

 

·       Host: Joe Craig 

  

Resources: 

 

Yale University Press: 

Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict

 

 

Credits

 

Opening Dramatization:

 

Narrator: Carrie Varouhakis

Script: Anthony Del Col

Sound Design: Andy Bosnak

 

Book:

Colby, Elbridge A. Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2022.

 

 

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

Aug 22, 2022
How Ukraine Can Not Only Survive but Win
19:15

There have been countless analyses of the Ukrainian-Russian War since it began earlier this year. The most effective of these have been from experts who have witnessed the conflict firsthand.  Colonel (Ret.) Dan Roper speaks with Dr. Jack Watling, Senior Research Fellow for Land Warfare at the Royal United Services Institute about what he’s observed from the battlefields of Ukraine, explains the four stages of the war thus far, and describes how Ukraine could not only survive but defeat the Russians.

 

 

·         Guest: Dr. Jack Watling, Senior Research Fellow, Land Warfare – Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

 

·         Host: COL (Ret.) Dan Roper 

 

    

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

Aug 15, 2022
The Beginning – and End – of the War in Afghanistan Through the Eyes of One Family
18:31

In October 2001, then-Captain Jim Wanovich parachuted into Afghanistan to begin the American invasion of the country. Twenty years later, in August 2021 Jim’s son, First Lieutenant Andrew Wanovich deployed to Afghanistan to assist with the evacuation of the country. Host Colonel (Ret.) Scott Halstead sits down with the Wanovich family – Jim, his wife Kim and Andrew – to discuss what these operations were like, how Kim felt watching both her husband and son go into these dangerous missions, and the best place to learn how to drive stick shift.

  • Guests:
    • COL (Ret.) Jim Wanovich
    • Kim Wanovich
    • 1LT Andrew Wanovich
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead

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

Aug 08, 2022
How to Catch the Biggest Fish – and Reel in the Business
18:39

Sergeant Major (Ret) Burnie Haney got hooked on fishing as a young boy when he caught a five-pound largemouth bass and his father carried it around the campfire like a trophy. After a thirty-eight-year Army career Haney decided to turn his passion into a full-time business, starting New York Fishing Adventures. Host Sergeant Major of the Army (Ret) Dan Dailey sits down by Lake Ontario with Haney to talk to him about his Army career, how to get help with startups from local groups and – yes – get some fishing tips. 

  • Guest: SGM (Ret) Burnie Haney, Owner, New York Fishing Adventures
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey

 

Resources:

New York Fishing Adventures Web: https://burniehaney.com/

 

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.

Aug 01, 2022
Rocket Launchers, Roadblocks and Other Tales of an Army Life
19:46

With over 30 years in uniform, Colonel (retired) R.D. Hooker Jr. served in various overseas postings (Grenada, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and more), taught at West Point, and served in the White House. Host Joe Craig sits down with Hooker, who just released his seventh book, The Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of America at War, to discuss his career, the times he refused orders, and how to make a great first impression - by burning down a watchtower…

  • Guest: R.D. Hooker, Jr., author of Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of American at War
  • Host: Joe Craig

Resources: 

Casemate Publishers:

Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of American at War

 

Credits

Opening Dramatization:

Narrator:  CSM(Ret.)Troy Welch

Script: Anthony Del Col

Sound Design: Andy Bosnak

 

Book:

Hooker, Richard D. The Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of America at War. Philadelphia, PA: Casemate Publishers, 2022.

 

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

Jul 25, 2022
How United Through Reading Keeps Families Connected
20:25

Reading as a family is proven to aid children in developing key language and literary skills. But what happens when a family member is away on leave for extended periods of time? Thirty-three years ago, a military spouse created United Through Reading to create a system that would help bring families together through books. Host Holly Dailey talks to United Through Reading’s Molly Haskin to talk about the program, how they have adapted to the latest phone technology, and whether it’s possible to develop mind powers like Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

 

 

  • Guest: Molly Haskin, Director of Army, Air Force, and Space Force Programs for United Through Reading

 

  • Host: Holly Dailey

 

  

  

Resources: 

 

Morale, Welfare, Recreation (MWR) Library 

Website: https://unitedthroughreading.org/read-beyond-the-beaten-path-this-summer/

 

Reading App Challenge June 15 – August 31

Website: https://unitedthroughreading.org/join-our-2022-summer-reading-app-challenge/

 

Mobile Van and Joining Forces Website: https://unitedthroughreading.org/mobile-story-station-for-military-families-rolls-into-union-station/

 

Audio Clip Credits:

Reading for the Record with UTR - SMA Dan Dailey, US Army. YouTube. YouTube, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oebaBTMvL_Y.

Jul 18, 2022
What the Army Can Learn from Formula One
18:08

When people think of Formula One racing, they imagine fast cars, exotic locales, and millions of fans. When former Acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley thinks of F1, he sees the future for the Army and other organizations. Host Colonel (retired) Dan Roper sits down with Whitley to talk about racecar driving, digital twins, and how someone who originally enrolled in agricultural studies worked his way towards overseeing a $700 billion military budget. 

 

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

 

  • Guest: John Whitley, former Acting Secretary of the Army; Researcher and Advisor, Institute for Defense Analyses

 

  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper
Jul 13, 2022
How Visits to his Grandfather’s Garden Inspired This General to Serve and Lead
24:45

Cadet Command is perhaps the most important initiative of the U.S. Army, overseeing more than 30,000 ROTC cadets that could become the next generation of officers and this country’s leaders. Host Colonel (retired) Scott Halstead sits down with his old friend, Major General Johnny Davis, to find out more about the program and the General’s role in overseeing it. The two discuss the role of mentorship, what today’s cadets have on their minds and – perhaps most importantly – the right way to drink coffee.

 

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

 

  • Guest: MG Johnny K. Davis, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky

 

  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead

 

Resources:

 

U.S. Army Cadet Command

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

Jul 11, 2022
How is Aaron Hale Cooking without Looking?
22:58

In December 2011, American E.O.D. tech Aaron Hale was immediately blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan. But rather than feel sorry for himself, he decided to make the rest of his life an adventure. Host Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Dan Dailey sits down with Aaron as part of his series about entrepreneurship to talk about whitewater kayaking, how he overcome an even bigger disability, and how he re-discovered joy – and a successful business start-up – in making fudge with his wife Kayla.   

  • Guest: Aaron Hale, Co-Founder, E.O.D. Fudge and former Army Staff Sergeant
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey

Resources: 

E.O.D. Fudge  Web: https://eodfudge.com/  

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

Jul 04, 2022
General Patton’s Rise to Glory
18:48

General George S. Patton is one of the most famous American military leaders of all-time, with an outsized personality and even-bigger reputation. But what really drove his World War II successful campaigns? Host Joe Craig sits down with Stephen L. Moore, the author of the just-released book Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton’s Rise to Glory to discuss the man, the conditions he faced in North Africa in the early days of the war, and how he motivated his men to fight and find victory.

 

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

 

  • Guest: Stephen Moore, author of Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton’s Rise to Glory

 

  • Host: Joe Craig

  

Resources: 

 

Penguin Random House:

Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton’s Rise to Glory

 

Credits

 

Opening Dramatization:

 

Narrator: Gina Cavallaro

Script: Anthony Del Col

Sound Design: Andy Bosnak

 

Book:

Moore, Stephen L. Patton's Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's Rise to Glory. New York, NY: Caliber, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2022.

Jun 27, 2022
Pursuing Meaning and Purpose
25:22

Let’s face it: Life is stressful. Life in the military perhaps even more so. Add a worldwide pandemic and it has become even more overwhelming. On this episode host Holly Dailey (along with co-hosts Maria McConville and Alexandra Grinston) talk to Chaplain (MG) Thomas Solhjem and COL Samuel Preston about the Army’s holistic health and fitness program, how Covid shines a spotlight on problems that already exist, and get some practical tips on what to do when life feels unmanageable. 

  • Guests: 
    • Chaplain (Major General) Thomas L. Solhjem, U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains
    • Colonel Samuel L. Preston, Chief, Behavioral Health Division Health Care Delivery, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army
  • Hosts: 
    • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness 
    • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army
    • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army

  

Resources: 

Army Chaplain Corps Website: https://www.army.mil/chaplaincorps

Chaplain – Army Recruiting Website: www.goarmy.com/chaplain

Social Media Handles:

YouTube: @US Army Chaplain Corps Facebook: @ArmyChaplainCorps Instagram: @ArmyChaplainCorps LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/u-s-army-chaplain-corps/

 

Chaplin Podcast: Community Conversations Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1610608825

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

Jun 20, 2022
For a Strong Culture, Build Rivers not Lakes
24:40

It seems obvious but is so often overlooked: Trust is perhaps the most important element of any organization’s culture. Host Colonel (retired) Scott Halstead sat down with Colonel Brian Ducote and Command Sergeant Major Mark Eckstrom of the fabled 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division just prior to their departure to Iraq and Syria to discuss how to create a strong culture, how the analogy of building a river is what leaders should aim for, and... what it would take to coax Scott to come out of retirement to join their mission.

  • Guests from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army:
    • COL Brian Ducote, Commander
    • CSM Mark Eckstrom, Command Sergeant Major
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead

Resources:

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division U.S. Army Fort Drum Web: https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/units-tenants/1st-BCT

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

Jun 13, 2022
How an NCO From Idaho Became NATO’s Soldier of the Year
17:27

It’s a question every NCO asks themselves at some point: What can I actually do to make a difference? Sgt. 1st Class Aaron M. Welch, stationed in Valencia, Spain, answered that question and his subsequent efforts have led to him being named NATO’s Soldier of the Year. Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Troy Welch interviews Aaron about his work in helping to set up Spain’s first sniper school, sharing his experiences at conferences, and how Aaron’s view of NATO has changed during his time in Spain. (And yes, Aaron is Troy’s nephew, so expect many “proud uncle” moments.)

  • Guest: SFC Aaron M. Welch, 2021 NATO Force Structure Top Soldier of the Year
  • Host: CSM (Ret) Troy Welch

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

Jun 08, 2022
“When the Nation Calls on Their Army, We Need to be Ready.”
19:58

After years of planning and consultation, the Army has just implemented a brand-new Army Combat Fitness Test for everyone across all levels. SMA Michael Grinston visits to describe the new plan to Army Matters host SMA (retired) Dan Dailey, detail how it will make the Army ready for the future, and also explain the most important thing that he believes separates the U.S. military from the Russian one. 

  • Guest: SMA Michael Grinston, 16th Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey

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.

Jun 06, 2022
A Candid Analysis of Russia’s Military Woes
23:11

In his years as the Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, Ben Hodges was known to be candid and unafraid to tell the truth. In today’s episode, host Colonel (Ret) Dan Roper speaks to Hodges about why most experts – including himself – overestimated the strength of the Russian Army.  They also assess the impact of US military training of Ukrainian troops, and how this conflict is likely to shape the future of the U.S. Army, NATO, and the ongoing strategic competition with China.

  • Guest: LTG (Ret) Ben Hodges, former Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

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

May 30, 2022
From the Jungles of Vietnam to the Deserts of Iraq (A True Story)
22:28

Colonel Jesse L. Johnson is one of the most decorated American veterans of all-time, with his forty-plus career involving intense battles in the jungles of Vietnam to fighting Al Qaeda in the deserts of Saudi Arabia (and more). Host Joe Craig talks to him and co-author Alex Holstein about Johnson’s new memoir, Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man and the Colonel’s various escapades, including the origins of Delta Force, saving NATO Commanders from terrorists, and personally welcoming the Emir of Kuwait back after the Gulf War.

 

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

 

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

  

  • Guests: 
  • Colonel Jesse L. Johnson, author of Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man
  • Alex Holstein, co-author of Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man

  

Resources: 

 

Rowman & Littlefield:

Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man 

 

Credits:

 

Opening Dramatization

 

Narrator: CSM (Ret.) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director, NCO & Soldier Programs

Script: Anthony Del Col

Sound Design: Andy Bosnak

 

Book

Johnson, Jesse L., and Alex Holstein. Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2022.

May 23, 2022
What is a “Money Nerd” and How to Become One?
25:16

It’s a topic we all think about, yet so many people are scared to even discuss it. Yes, we’re talking about personal finances. On this episode host Holly Dailey (along with guest co-hosts Maria McConville and Alexandra Grinston) find out from Justin Hall of the Department of Defense’s Office of Financial Readiness how easy it is to master your wallet. Whether you’re just starting out, planning for college, stuck in a mountain of debt, looking to buy a home or perhaps thinking about retirement, Justin will impart some wisdom and tips that can easily turn you into a “money nerd”. To learn more please check out this episode and the resource section below. 

 

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

  • Hosts:
      • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness
      • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army
      • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Guests: 
      • Justin Hall, Strategic Communications Manager, Office of Financial Readiness
      • Cindy A. Risch, Military Spouse 

Resources: 

MilSpouse Money Mission

Website: https://www.milspousemoneymission.org/

 

Social Media Handles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MilSpouseMM/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milspousemoneymission/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilSpouseMM

May 16, 2022
How a $40 Request Led to a Lifelong Leadership Lesson
27:32

The 1st Infantry Division has a heralded reputation, having played major roles from World War I onwards. Its current Commander, Major General D.A. Sims, over the last two years has modernized the division with some groundbreaking techniques. Host Colonel (Ret.) Scott Halstead sits down with D.A. to discuss early leadership lessons, the value of leading mental health initiatives by example, and their shared time at West Point. 

  • Guest: MG D.A. Sims, Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources:

1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Web: https://home.army.mil/riley/index.php

 

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

May 09, 2022
This is How We Brew It: An Entrepreneur Veteran’s Story
26:43

How hard is it to turn a hobby into a successful business? Former Army Captain Kevin Ryan decided that rather than look for a new job he’d create one – and realized he wanted to turn his home brewing hobby into a real-life business. Host Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Dan Dailey sits down for a drink (or two) with Kevin at Service Brewing in Savannah, GA to discuss Kevin’s Army career, the ins-and-outs of the brewery business, and most importantly… what his top beer is.  

  • Guest: Kevin Ryan, former U.S. Army Captain and CEO & Co-Founder, Service Brewing, Co. 
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs 

 

Resources: 

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 02, 2022
The Tales of Four Real-Life American Superheroes
21:34

Of the countless heroes from World War II, four men in particular inspired acclaimed author Alex Kershaw (The Liberator) to devote years researching their lives and tales of survival. Host Joe Craig talks to Alex about his book Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II, the men he chose to profile, the overwhelming obstacles they had to overcome, and how one fights Nazis from a burning tank destroyer. Check out the resource section below for more book details.

 

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

 

  • Guest: Alex Kershaw, author of Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II

 

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

 

Resources: 

 

Penguin Random House: 

Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II

 

 

Podcast Credits

 

Narrator: CSM (Ret.) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director, NCO & Soldier Programs

 

Kershaw, Alex. “Chapter 1.” Essay. In Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II. New York: Random House Large Print, 2022.

 

Apr 25, 2022
Elmo’s Journey from Sesame Street into the Military Family
24:54

Did you know that Elmo’s parents are in the National Guard? For the last fifteen years Sesame Street have been running a program for Military Families giving over 750,000 military children videos and resources they can use to understand their world. Sabrina Huda of Sesame Workshop chats with Family Voices host, Thea Green, to discuss her own unconventional journey to Sesame Street, what resources Sesame Street for Military Families (SS4MF) provides, and what Elmo, Rosita, and Big Bird are like in real life. 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: Sabrina Huda, Project Director, Sesame Workshop

 

  • Host: Thea Green, AUSA’s Deputy Director for Family Readiness

 

Resources: 

Sesame Street for Military Families (SS4MF) 

Website: https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/

Sesame Street in Communities

Website: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/

 

Social Media Handles:

Sesame Street for Military Families

Facebook: @SesameStreetForMilitaryFamilies

Sesame Street in Communities

Facebook: @SesameStreetInCommunities

Twitter: @SesameCommunity

Music Credits:

Sesame Street for Military Families, “Coming Back| Temporary Duty,”22 September 2021, video, 3:10, https://youtu.be/9MQTswkpaPg.  

Apr 18, 2022
Building Bridges from West Point to the Mississippi
25:08

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the envy of governments and militaries around the world, a group in which officers and civilian engineers work hand-in-hand. Major General Diana Holland, the Commanding General of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division, shares with host Colonel Scott Halstead leadership skills learned from her time with the Corps, insights she received from students at West Point and lessons from a legendary college basketball coach.

  • Guest: MG Diana M. Holland, Commanding General, Mississippi Valley Division, United States Army Corps of Engineers (bio)
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center for Leadership

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Mississippi Valley Division Web: https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/

 

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

Apr 11, 2022
Special Edition: Quality of Life with LTG Evans
24:01

Have you heard about the new Enterprise Exceptional Family Member Program System? LTG Evans joins us to share the program details and Army's Quality of Life initiatives updates. Learn about Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs; Child, Youth and School Services; and the new Enterprise Exceptional Family Member Program (E-EFMP) system, which automates enrollment in the program and allows Soldiers and Families to track enrollment their entire career. For more information, check out the resource section below.

 

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

 

  • Guest: LTG Jason Evans, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 Installations

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director for Family Readiness
  • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs 

  

Resources: 

 

G-9 Installations

Web: https://dcsg9.army.mil

 

 

Social Media Handles:

Twitter: @dcs_g9

Twitter: @USArmyHousing Facebook: @USArmyHousing

Facebook: @soldierandfamilyreadiness 

  

Apr 06, 2022
Can Operating a Business Be a Piece of Cake?
25:05

How difficult is it to transition from the Army to entrepreneurship? Former Army Command Sergeants Major Marissa and Thomas Capel found an opportunity in baked goods and have subsequently seen their prospects rise. They share their story, insights into the pros-and-cons of owning a franchise, and lessons they learned from their years of service. This is the first of a Soldier Today summer series on veteran entrepreneurs led by Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Dan Dailey.

  • Guests:
    • CSM (Ret) Marissa Capel, Franchise Co-Owner, Nothing Bundt Cakes
    • CSM (Ret) Thomas Capel, Franchise Co-Owner, Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Hosts:
    • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs
    • CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs

Resources:

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 04, 2022
The Secrets of America’s Greatest Codebreaker
22:53

Are codes the key to victory on the battlefield? In the build-up to World War I Colonel Parker Hitt recognized the Army’s non-existent cryptology methods could lead to countless deaths and created an entirely new system, laying a foundation that exists to this day. Host Joe Craig chats with Betsy Rohaly Smoot, the author of the new biography Parker Hitt: The Father of American Cryptology, to unlock the secrets of the man and his methods.

  • Guest: Betsy Rohaly Smoot, Author, Parker Hitt: The Father of American Military Cryptology
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

Resources:

University Press of Kentucky: Parker Hitt: The Father of American Military Cryptology

 

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

Mar 28, 2022
Family Voices: Finding Happiness and Connection Through Music
31:33

"...If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints." - Betty White. Hear how 3 Army spouses are leaving their footprints through their passion for music. Heidi Ackerman and Deidra Lee Stubbs, members of the American Military Spouses Choir share how music has connected military families and brought healing and happiness through their choral performances. Victoria McAdoo wraps up the episode sharing her experience writing Lima Oscar Victor Echo with Operation Song and her inspiration behind the song. To learn more please check out their websites linked in the resource section below. 

 

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

 

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

 

  • Guests: 
  • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Heidi Ackerman, American Military Spouses Choir Director
  • Deidra Lee Stubbs, American Military Spouses Choir Member
  • Victoria McAdoo, Lima Oscar Victor Echo Songwriter 

 

Resources: 

 

Center for American Military Music and Opportunities (CAMMO)

Website: https://www.cammomusic.org/

 

Operation Song

Website: https://www.operationsong.org/

 

 

Social Media Platforms:

 

Center for American Military Music and Opportunities (CAMMO)

Twitter: @cammo_music 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cammomusic/

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

 

American Military Spouse Choir (AMSC)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanmilitaryspouseschoir/

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

 

Operation Song

Twitter: @operationsong

Instagram: @operationsong

Facebook: @OperationSong

 

 

Music Credits:

 

American Military Spouses Choir, “Fleet Week Follies: Digital Edition,” Bitta Mostofi, Anna Chlumsky, Waterwell Productions, Inc., 23 May 2020, New York City, video, 7:29, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkCGUKx0N8s.

 

Dell Ramsdell, vocalist, Victoria Vanderberg and Cindy Morgan, writers, “Lima Oscar Victor Echo (LOVE),” Operation Song, 2020, music video, 3:08, https://subsplash.com/operationsong/media/mi/+ssrhdz4.

Mar 21, 2022
Leading Great Teams: Goal Setting, Grit, and Unyielding Optimism
32:29

“I landed and just heard my leg go pop.” – 1LT Maggie Gleason describing her painful landing after jumping from an airplane during Army Ranger training. She joins AUSA’s Scott Halstead to talk about her leadership journey, including her story of perseverance in earning her Ranger tab despite being injured.

  • Guest: 1LT Maggie Gleason, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, United States Army
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center for Leadership

Resources:

2nd Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Web: https://www.2cr.army.mil/

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

Mar 14, 2022
Soldier Today: What’s New with the SMA? Implementing Army Senior Leadership’s Vision
33:20

What’s new with the SMA? Today, SMA(R) Dailey interviews SMA Grinston about the things he is doing to implement our Army senior leaders’ vision, shape the culture of the Army and give us an overall update on how our Army is doing.

  • Guest: SMA Michael Grinston, 16th SMA
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

Pentagon, HQDA Twitter (Grinston): @16thSMA Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://t.co/limoaNq8HT

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 07, 2022
Thought Leaders: Immortal Valor
18:20

Over one million African Americans served in World War II. Not one was awarded the Medal of Honor until the Army revisited the issue almost fifty years later. Robert Child, author of Immortal Valor, joins AUSA's Joe Craig to share stories of the seven men who were finally recognized with the nation’s highest military award.

  • Guest:  Robert Child, author of Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Winners of World War II
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA Book Program Director

Resources:

Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Winners of World War II

Feb 28, 2022
Family Voices: The Piestewa Challenge – Honoring Women in Combat
30:48

What is the Piestewa Challenge? Lisa Hallett, executive director and co-founder of wear blue: run to remember, tells us how you can join this challenge and honor women in combat. Learn how wear blue: run to remember has evolved into a community that honors all service members and helps others heal from the challenges of war. For more information on the Piestewa Challenge check out the resource section below.

 

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

 

  • Guest: 
  • Lisa Hallett, Executive Director and Co-Founder of wear blue: run to remember

 

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

    

Resource: 

 

wear blue: run to remember

Website: www.wearblueruntoremember.org/piestewa-challenge

 

Social Media Platforms

Instagram: @wearblue

Twitter: @wearblue

Facebook: @wearblue

Feb 21, 2022
Leading Great Teams: Senior NCOs Build and Lead Impactful Teams (Airborne & Ranger Training Brigade)
27:07

Senior Non-commissioned officers build and lead disciplined, lethal, cohesive, and honorable teams. COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center of Leadership, speaks with CSM Eric Buonopane of the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade about what has shaped him professionally and his philosophy on leader development. The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade conducts transformational training to develop and deliver competent and capable Rangers, Parachutists, Jumpmasters, and Reconnaissance Leaders to enable the U.S. Army and the Joint Force to prevail in combat.

  • Guest: CSM Eric Buonopane, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center for Leadership

  

Resources:

Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB) U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence Web: https://www.benning.army.mil/Infantry/ARTB/

 

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

Feb 14, 2022
Soldier Today: Brain Health with BrainSpan’s Dr. Johnston
33:58

Why don’t we focus more on keeping our brains healthy? A lot of research has gone into answering that question. Today, SMA(R) Dailey interviews LTC (Ret) Dr. Daniel T. Johnston about the journey of becoming a doctor, understanding the brain, and mental fitness. Dr. Johnston is a leader in preventative healthcare, brain performance, and human resilience. He also co-founded BrainSpan. BrianSpan provides healthcare providers with a scientifically validated, objective brain wellness assessment that can help improve your brain’s function today as well as keep your brain sharp as you age.

 

  • Guest: LTC (Ret) Dr. Daniel T. Johnston, Co-Founder, BrainSpan

 

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

 

Resources:

 

BrainSpan

Web: https://www.brainspan.com/

 

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.

Feb 07, 2022
Leading Great Teams: Practicing Mission Command (173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy)
35:14

What does it take to develop trust with Company-level Commanders and First Sergeants?  COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center of Leadership, speaks with COL Michael Kloepper and CSM Christopher Clapin of the 173rd Airborne Brigade about what and who have shaped them as leaders. The command team then describes why their leader development program focuses on company-level Commanders and First Sergeants.  Ultimately, the 173rd Airborne Brigade leader development initiatives are designed to empower Squad Leaders, the drivers of unit culture and readiness.  The 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sky Soldiers) is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapid forces to the United States European, Africa and Central Commands areas of responsibilities. Forward based in Italy and Germany, the Brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build interoperability and strengthen the Alliance. 

  • Guests:
    • COL Michael F. Kloepper, Commander, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army
    • CSM Christopher D. Clapin, Sergeant Major, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources:

173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army Web: https://www.skysoldiers.army.mil/

 

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

Jan 31, 2022
Thought Leaders: Nazis on the Potomac
21:14

Fort Hunt, now an open space between the Pentagon and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, was the site of secret operations during World War II. Robert K. Sutton, author of Nazis on the Potomac, joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss the military intelligence programs at the site.  The American soldiers at Fort Hunt, many who were Jews that had escaped Nazi Germany as children, interrogated high-level German prisoners and analyzed captured documents to gather crucial information for commanders to win the war.  

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  • Guest:  Robert K. Sutton, author of Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II

 

  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA Book Program Director

 

Resources:

 

Case Mate Publishers: Nazis on the Potomac

Web: https://www.casematepublishers.com/nazis-on-the-potomac.html#.YersEP7MJnI

 

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

Jan 24, 2022
Family Voices: Preparedness – Army Spouse Resource Toolbox
22:41

Are you prepared? Join us to learn how to prepare your Army spouse Resource Toolbox for the unexpected curveballs life throws. Krista Simpson Anderson, has been a military spouse for 13 years and she shares the importance of being equipped and empowered as a military spouse. Listen as she shares the resources in her toolbox and what you should have in yours. To prepare your Resource Toolbox check out the resources section below. 

 

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

 

  • Guest: Krista Simpson Anderson, Unquiet Professional Co-Founder

 

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

 

    

Resources: 

 

AUSA Family Readiness Resources

Website: www.ausa.org/military-families

 

Unquiet Professional

Website: www.theunquietprofessional.org/partners/

Jan 17, 2022
Army Real Talk: Celebrating 200 Episodes & BIG Future Plans
19:18

Never can say goodbye, instead we will say thank you! Join us as we celebrate our 200th episode and discuss what's new for the podcast in 2022. LTC Bradley Cooper, Army Real Talk’s original co-host, returns to close our final Army Real Talk segment with Nzinga Curry. Listen as they highlight some their favorite episodes and what you can expect in the new segment, Leading Great Teams.  

 

·       Guest: LTC Bradley Cooper, Army Talent Management Task Force, U.S. Army

 

·       Host: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 

   

 

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

Jan 10, 2022
Soldier Today: Why be an AUSA Member?
16:56

Welcome Back! What does that mean exactly? Soldier Today sits down with Christine Lathrop, AUSA’s Deputy Director of Membership to discuss how we support soldiers, civilians and the community. For instance, did you know AUSA has 122 chapters located worldwide made up entirely of volunteers who contribute over $250,000 to awards, scholarships and support of soldier and family programs annually? You could be part of this amazing effort by joining AUSA as a member.

  • Guest: Christine Lathrop, AUSA’s Deputy Director of Membership
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

AUSA Membership

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

 

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.

Jan 03, 2022
Thought Leaders: Pacific Fires – Long-range Strike and Air Defense in the Indo-Pacific
17:41

We are entering a new era of missile warfare. Today Dr. Tom Karako from CSIS joins AUSA’s Dan Roper to discuss the state of Long-range Strike and Air Defense in the Indo-Pacific, particularly the challenges and opportunities associated with the proliferation of multiple weapon systems capable of hypersonic speeds and maneuver.  They describe the importance of both air and missile defense and land-based long-range fires to the defense of Guam and to enable the power projection necessary to secure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific for the U.S. and its Allies and Partners.

  • Guest: Thomas Karako, PhD, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s National Security Studies Director

Resources:

CSIS: Center for Strategic and International Studies Web: https://www.csis.org/

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

Dec 27, 2021
Family Voices: AUSA’s 2021 Volunteer Family of the Year - Tawni Dixon
27:21

Catch up with AUSA's 2021 Volunteer Family of the Year, Tawni Dixon, and learn about ways you can give back this holiday season. Learn about their inspiration for volunteering and how their foundation has inspired boaters to volunteer their time with veterans. Hear about the award they created to recognize the difference military children are making in their communities. Mrs. Dixon reminds us the importance of spreading kindness and uplifting the community. After all, a little kindness goes a long way!

 

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

 

  • Guest: Tawni Dixon, AUSA’s 2021 Volunteer Family of the Year

 

  • Host: Thea Green, AUSA’s Deputy Director of Family Readiness

  

 

Dec 20, 2021
Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 3)
17:33

Leaving Afghanistan from the perspective of a Weapons Squad Leader and a Combat Medic. This is the third in a three-part series of exclusive interviews with members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who describe for the first time what they saw, heard and felt as they completed the historic evacuation of more than 124,000 people from Afghanistan and closed out U.S. military operations after 20 years in country. Paratroopers SSG Austin Buchanan and SGT Jacob Black join AUSA’s Gina Cavallaro and Scott Halstead at Fort Bragg to share their experiences in Part 3. Links to Parts 1 and 2 are included below.

  • Guests:
    • SSG Austin Buchanan, Weapons Squad Leader, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
    • SGT Jacob Black, Combat Medic, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Hosts:
    • Gina Cavallaro, Senior Staff Writer, AUSA’s Army Magazine
    • COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director, AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources: AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast - Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division

82ndAirborne Division United States Army Web: https://www.army.mil/82ndairborne Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Dec 15, 2021
Army Real Talk: Presents from Paratroopers w/ 3RD SFAB Farewell Remarks
11:37

Hear how 82nd Airborne Division is bringing miles smiles this holiday season through their unique way of bringing holiday cheer through a program known as All American Presents from Paratroopers (A2P2). MSG Alexander Burnett, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs NCOIC joins us to share the unit’s partnership with the Travis Mills Foundation to deliver toys to children in need this holiday. We wrap this episode with farewell remarks from 3rd Security Assistance Force Brigade Force (3rd SFAB), one of AUSA’s adopted units. To learn more about the A2P2 and 3rd SFAB follow them at the social media platforms listed below.

 

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

 

  • Guest: 
  • MSG Alexander Burnett, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs NCOIC

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
  • LTC Clarence Langley, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow

  

  

Resources: 

82nd Airborne Division Social Media Platforms

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/82ndAirborneDivision 

 

 

Twitter:

@82ndABNDiv

Instagram:

@82ndairbornediv

 

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

 

Previous Episode 3 SFAB Episode  :

10 MAY 2021

Army Real Talk: Adopt -A-Unit SFAB Series Pt. 2

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-uyvkg-102e889

Dec 13, 2021
Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 2)
25:21

Leaving Afghanistan from the Company Commander and Platoon Sergeant perspectives. This is the second in a three-part series of exclusive interviews with members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who describe for the first time what they saw, heard and felt as they completed the historic evacuation of more than 124,000 people from Afghanistan and closed out U.S. military operations after 20 years in country. Paratroopers CPT Kyle Hawks and SFC Jeremy Brown join AUSA’s Gina Cavallaro and Scott Halstead at Fort Bragg to share their experiences in Part 2. In Part 1, released 29 November, we heard from 82nd Airborne Division's senior leadership: MG Chris Donahue, Commanding General, and CSM David Pitt, Senior Enlisted Advisor.  In Part 3, two more of the Division’s Paratroopers tell us what it was like. The final episode will be released on December 15, 2021.

  • Guests:
    • CPT Kyle Hawks, Commander, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
    • SFC Jeremy Brown, Platoon Sergeant, 1st Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
  • Hosts:
    • Gina Cavallaro, Senior Staff Writer, AUSA’s Army Magazine
    • COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director, AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources: AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast (29 November 2021): Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews With the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 1) 82ndAirborne Division United States Army Web: https://www.army.mil/82ndairborne Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Dec 08, 2021
Soldier Today: 2021 U.S. Army NCO Strategy Updates
34:13

What’s new in the 2021 U.S. Army NCO Strategy? Last November following the Sergeant Major of the Army’s annual initiatives brief at the 2020 AUSA annual meeting, Soldier Today reached out to TRADOC to find out more about the Army’s ongoing efforts to modernize leader development for its Non-Commissioned Officer Corps. Today CSM Daniel Hendrex will provide an update on the Army’s NCO Strategy and a few other things TRADOC has been working on since the last time we met.

  • Guest: CSM Daniel T. Hendrex, Senior Enlisted Advisor, TRADOC
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Web: https://www.tradoc.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.

Dec 06, 2021
Special Edition: IPPS-A 101
19:27

Money, money, money! Join us as we learn about the Army's new personnel and pay system and updates to the release timeline. Listen as COL Eggers, Division Chief, IPPS-A Functional Management Division, explains what the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) is all about and when the program will be released to active Army and Army Reserve.  For more information on IPPS-A please check out the resource section below.

 

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

 

  • Guest: COL Rebecca Eggers, Division Chief, IPPS-A Functional Management Division

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director for Education & Programs
  • CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs

  

  

Resources: 

 

Integrated Personnel and Pay System

Web: https://ipps-a.army.mil/

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

Twitter: @IPPSArmy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ipps-a/

Dec 01, 2021
Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 1)
47:30

Leaving Afghanistan. This is the first in a three-part series of exclusive interviews with members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who describe for the first time what they saw, heard and felt as they completed the historic evacuation of more than 124,000 American citizens, NATO allies, and vulnerable Afghan partners from Afghanistan and closed out U.S. military operations after 20 years in country. Senior leaders MG Chris Donahue, the last U.S. Soldier to leave Afghanistan, and CSM David Pitt join AUSA’s Gina Cavallaro and Scott Halstead at Fort Bragg to share their experiences in Part 1. In Parts 2 and 3, five of the division’s Paratroopers tell us what it was like. Those episodes will be released on December 8 and 15, 2021.

  • Guests:
    • MG Christopher Donahue, Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
    • CSM David Pitt, Senior-Enlisted Advisor, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
  • Hosts:
    • Gina Cavallaro, Senior Staff Writer, AUSA’s Army Magazine
    • COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director, AUSA’s Center of Leadership

Resources:

82ndAirborne Division United States Army Web: https://www.army.mil/82ndairborne

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

Nov 29, 2021
Special Edition: Healthy and Happy Holidays
38:12

The holiday season is upon us and it can be a stressful time! Learn how to celebrate the holidays “Army style” and stay healthy. Hear from Mrs. McConville and Mrs. Grinston as they share stories on how they have celebrated the holidays, the importance of taking care of yourself, and helping others. Listen as Nicole Leth, Director of Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center and Maria Reed, Founder of Moving with the Military share tips and resources on how Army families can stay healthy and enjoy the holiday season. For more information on the resources mentioned in the episode please check out our resource section below.

 

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

 

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

 

  • Guests: 
  • Maria McConville, Spouse of Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Nicole Leth, Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center Director
  • Maria Reed, Moving with the Military Founder

 

Resources: 

 

Military OneSource Web: www.militaryonesource.mil

Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center Web:https://home.army.mil/belvoir/index.php/about/Garrison/headquarters-battalion/fort-belvoir-armed-forces-wellness-center

Army Wellness Center Enterprise Website – Army Public Health Center:

Web:https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthyliving/al/Pages/ArmyWellnessCenters.aspx

Facebook: @FortBelvoirafwc https://www.facebook.com/FortBelvoirAFWC

Instagram: @fortbelvoirafwc Web: https://www.instagram.com/fortbelvoirafwc/

Military OneSource Web: www.militaryonesource.mil

Nov 24, 2021
Thought Leaders: To Boldly Go
23:14

Science fiction can be a means grow as leaders, strategists and in dealing with conflict. Editors Jonathan Klug and Steve Leonard join AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss their new book, To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond, which brings together expertly told stories tackling subjects like the burden of leadership, weighing experience against in intelligence in the pursuit of strategy, and the threat of depleted natural resources.

  • Guests: Editors of To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond
    • COL Jonathan Klug, Assistant Professor, United States Army War College
    • Steven Leonard, Senior Assistant Dean, The University of Kansas School of Business and Senior Fellow, Modern War Institute at West Point
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

Resources: Casemate: To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.

Nov 22, 2021
Family Voices: United Through Reading
19:58

Hear how United Through Reading is keeping the military and their families connected through reading. Listen as Sally A. Zoll, Ed.D, CEO of United Through Reading, shares the organization’s mission to provide a bonding experience for those military families who are separated because of deployments, assignments, or training through story time. 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: Sally A. Zoll, Ed.D, CEO, United Through Reading

 

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

 

     

Resources: 

 

United Through Reading 

Website: www.unitedthroughreading.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/unitedthroughreading

Instagram: www.instragram.com/UTR4Military

Twitter: www.twitter.com/UTR4Military

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/united-through-reading/

Nov 15, 2021
Special Edition: Get Your Family’s Flu and COVID-19 Shots + TRICARE Open Season is Now (8 Nov-13 Dec 2021)
33:04

Don’t let vaccine fatigue keep you from protecting your family against the flu and COVID-19. Experts from the Defense Health Agency join AUSA’s Holly Dailey to discuss how getting vaccinated is the best path to immunity and to avoiding a possible “twindemic” this flu season. Also, don’t forget to update your health plan, if you need to, during TRICARE Open Season from 8 November to 13 December, 2021.

  • Guests:
    • LTC Christopher Ellison, Deputy Chief for Operations, Immunization Healthcare Division, Defense Health Agency
    • Ann Morse, Family Nurse Practitioner, Immunization Healthcare Division, Defense Health Agency
    • Jeremy Schneider, Program Analyst, TRICARE Policy and Programs, Defense Health Agency
  • Host: Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Resources:

Immunization Healthcare Division Defense Health Agency Web: www.health.mil/vaccine Phone: 877-438-8222

 

TRICARE Open Season: 8 November – 13 December 2021 Web: https://tricare.mil/openseason

 

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Nov 10, 2021
Army Real Talk: Veterans Affairs
17:15

As the Nation prepares to honor veterans from all walks of life, join us to learn about three important Veterans Affairs programs for our veterans and their families. Hear from SGM Jeffrey Cereghino, Senior Fellow to the Department of Veterans, as he explains how these programs will help newly separated service members better understand what resources are available to them. To find more information about the Department of Veterans Affairs resources please check out the resource section below.

 

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  • Guest: SGM Jeffrey Cereghino, Senior Fellow to the Department of Veterans Affairs

  

  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
  • LTC Clarence Langley, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow

  

  

Resources: 

 

 

BDD Program

Pre-Discharge Claim | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)

YouTube Video

Benefits Delivery at Discharge - YouTube

 

VET-TEC Program

Veterans Technology Education Courses | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)

YouTube Video

VET TEC Testimonials - YouTube

 

Solid Start

VA Solid Start - Veterans Benefits Administration

YouTube Video

M2C Ep. 5: VA Solid Start - YouTube

 

  

 

Nov 08, 2021
Soldier Today: 2021 Army NCO of the Year & Soldier of the Year
39:24

The U.S. Army’s 2021 Best Warrior Competition winners represent Army Futures Command and Army Pacific. SMA(R) Dailey interviews NCO of the Year SSG Adam L. Krauland, and Soldier of the Year SGT Justin J. Earnhart. They discuss their personal and military background, where they started and what made them decide to compete for the Best Warrior title.

  • Guests:
    • SSG Adam L. Krauland, NCO of the Year, U.S. Army Pacific
    • SGT Justin J. Earnhart, Soldier of the Year, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition Web: https://www.army.mil/bestwarrior/ AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

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Nov 01, 2021
Thought Leaders: Checkmate in Berlin
25:11

The fight to control Berlin after World War II served as the opening battle of the Cold War. Giles Milton, author of Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World,  joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss his gripping new book that showcases how Colonel Frank “Howlin’ Mad” Howley and other Western leaders faced down their Soviet counterparts when the Iron Curtain fell across Europe.

  • Guest: Giles Milton, author of Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

 

Resources:

 

Henry Holt/Macmillan Publishers: Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

 

Giles Milton, Author Web: https://www.gilesmilton.com/

 

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Oct 25, 2021
Special Edition: USACE Innovation Summit 2021 (25-29 Oct - Virtual)
18:11

How is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) driving innovation?  Dr. David Pittman, Director of the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center, joins AUSA’s Dan Roper to discuss USACE Innovation Summit 2021, an event to showcase state-of-the-art work happening across the Corps and how USACE is shifting to a culture of taking chances with forward-thinking innovation.  This second annual event will not only emphasize technology but other essential aspects of innovation including business practices and people. The virtual symposium, taking place 25-29 October 2021 is free to attend, but please register in advance.

  • Guest: Dr. David W. Pittman, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Director of Research and Development and Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

19 May 2021 - AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast episode with LTG Spellmon Special Edition: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

USACE Innovation Summit 2021 Innovation to Impact: Leading from the Future Virtual Event – 25-29 October Web: www.usaceinnovationsummit.org

 

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Web: www.erdc.usace.army.mil

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web: https://www.usace.army.mil/

 

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Oct 20, 2021
Family Voices: Army Family Financial Readiness
25:32

Learn how financial readiness contributes to mission readiness with our guest, Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC. Hear how our soldiers and families can equip themselves with the financial education necessary to ensure the success of our families and the Army. To learn more please check out the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guest: Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC, Financial Education Program Manager, Soldier & Family Readiness Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 

 

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

Resources: 

 

Financial Frontline

Website: https://financialfrontline.org/

 

USARMY Pentagon HQDA DCS G-9 Mailbox Financial Literacy

Email: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-dcs-g-9.mbx.financial-literacy@army.mil

Oct 18, 2021
Special Edition: Transforming for the Future with The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army
27:49

How is the Army transforming for the future? The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army, joins AUSA’s GEN(R) Brown to talk about her approach to the new role including a focus on people first, modernization, budget and more.

  • Guest: The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army
  • Host: GEN (Ret) Robert (Bob) B. Brown, AUSA’s President and CEO

Resources:

AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition (11-13 October) America’s Army and its People: Transforming for the Future Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/index.cfm

 

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Oct 11, 2021
Special Edition: Military Family Transitions + NCO & Family Opportunities at AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting (11-13 October)
24:45

What are the keys to success for military family transitions? We have a treat today with SMA Michael Grinston and his wife Alexandra joining AUSA’s SMA (R) Daniel and Holly Dailey to share tips on settling into a new location, including Army programs that can help.

Also, what’s coming up at the #AUSA2021 Annual Meeting for NCOs and families? The Senior Enlisted Couple for the Army also describe the events they are participating in at AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting (11-13 Oct): Family Forums, Senior Leader Town Hall and Modern Protocol & Evolving Traditions.

 

  • Guests:
    • SMA Michael Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army
    • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army

 

  • Hosts:
    • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs
    • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

 

Resources:

 

AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition (11-13 October)

America’s Army and its People: Transforming for the Future

Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/index.cfm

 

Military OneSource

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

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

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

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Oct 06, 2021
Soldier Today: New Mexico National Guard Updates with CSM Robbie D. Cantrell
20:16

“Legacy of Honor” is the New Mexico National Guard’s motto. SMA(R) Dailey welcomes CSM Robbie D. Cantrell, State Command Sergeant Major, New Mexico Army National Guard to discuss its militia roots, and how the organization now supports United States and the state of New Mexico in day-to-day domestic missions and national anomalies like the pandemic. For instance, its “Task Force COVID” delivered food and water to pueblos, tribal land and communities in need, supported COVID testing and vaccinations, and more.

  • Guest: CSM Robbie D. Cantrell, State Command Sergeant Major, New Mexico Army National Guard
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

New Mexico National Guard Web: https://newmexicong.com/

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

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Oct 04, 2021
Thought Leaders: In the Company of Heroes
16:16

Explore the lives of post-9/11 Medal of Honor recipients. Author James Kitfield joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss his new book which tells the amazing stories of twenty-five Soldiers who have won the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, for their service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

  • Guest: James Kitfield, author of In the Company of Heroes: The Inspiring Stories of Medal of Honor Recipients from America’s Longest Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

 

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

 

Resources:

Center Street Publishing

In the Company of Heroes: The Inspiring Stories of Medal of Honor Recipients from America’s Longest Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

 

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Sep 27, 2021
Special Edition: 2021 Annual Meeting Overview with Army Public Affairs
21:11

Spotlighting AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting with special guest, Army Deputy Chief of Public Affairs’ Michael Brady. Mr. Brady joins AUSA’s BG(R) Jack Haley and Nzinga Curry for a sneak peek of what to expect, including top speakers, exhibits and health and safety measures. The Annual Meeting theme is “America’s Army and its People, Transforming for the Future.” The Annual Meeting will be back in person at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., 11-13 October.

 

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  • Guests: 
  • Michael P. Brady, Principal Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs
  • BG (Ret) Jack Haley, AUSA’s Vice President for Membership & Meetings

 

  • Host: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs

 

 

Resources: 

 

AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition (11-13 October) 

America’s Army and its People: Transforming for the Future 

Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/index.cfm  

Sep 22, 2021
Family Voices: Volunteering – A Family Value
25:03

AUSA's 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year joins us to share how they make time to make a difference. SSG Casey Raines and Brittany Raines share why volunteerism is family value for the Raines family. Learn how they connected with their local AUSA chapters to give back and build community. Listen as they share advice for families who are considering joining the Army family. To find an AUSA Chapter near you please check out our website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness 
  • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

  • Guests: 
  • SSG Casey Raines, U.S. Army
  • Brittany Raines, AUSA’s Fort Leonard Wood Mid-Missouri Chapter Executive Secretary

 

  

Resources: 

AUSA Chapters

Website: https://www.ausa.org/search/chapters

 

AUSA Fort Leonard Wood-Mid Missouri Chapter

Facebook: @midmoausa

Sep 20, 2021
Special Edition: Army Suicide Prevention Program
21:04

There is no shame in seeking help. Dr. James Helis of the Army Resiliency Directorate joins AUSA’s Dan Roper to talk about the Army Suicide Prevention Program. They discuss how the Army is addressing the complex challenge of death by suicide, and how it is taking steps to identify and influence the many factors that may help in preventing this harmful behavior. September may be Suicide Prevention Month but taking care of our Soldiers is a year-round activity.

 

  • Guest: James A. Helis, PhD, Director, Army Resilience Directorate
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Army Resilience Directorate Web: https://www.armyresilience.army.mil/

 

Army Suicide Prevention Program Web: https://www.armyresilience.army.mil/suicide-prevention/index.html

 

Military Crisis Line Web: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military-crisis-line Phone: 800-273-8255 Text: 838255

 

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Sep 15, 2021
Army Real Talk: Army Recruitment
25:30

An Army Recruiter, SFC Quoya Dubose, and recent Army recruit and former AUSA National Security Analyst, 2LT Jeremiah Rozman, join us to share their journey to joining the Army. Learn about the recruiting process and the benefits to starting career in the Army. Additionally, we welcome our new co-host, LTC CJ Langley, AUSA’s new U.S. Army Fellow, to his first podcast with us. To learn more about Army career opportunities please see the resource section below.

 

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  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
  • LTC CJ Langley, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow 

 

  • Guests: 
  • SFC Quoya Dubose, U.S. Army
  • 2LT Jeremiah Rozman, U.S. Army

 

Resources: 

U.S. Army Careers

Web: https://www.goarmy.com/

FB/Twitter/IG:@GoArmy

FB:@goarmyarlingtonva 

Sep 13, 2021
Special Edition: Military Adaptive Sports Program
19:59

Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) works to transition our wounded warriors and their families back to the force or back to civilian life through medical care, rehabilitation, professional development, and other efforts. Hear how the ARCP’s Adaptive Sports program has helped over 80,000 Soldiers adapt and overcome. SFC (Ret.) Gabi Cha and SSG (Ret.) Beth King, who are a part of the Army Recovery Care Program, joins us to share how the Adaptive Sports program has assisted them through their recovery process. For more information on the Army Recovery Care Program please check out the resource section below.

 

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

 

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

  

 

  • Guests: 
  • SFC Gabi Cha, U.S. Army Retired
  • SSG Beth King, U.S. Army Retired

 

  

Resources: 

 

Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP)

Facebook: @usarmycp

Twitter: @armyWCT

LinkedIn: @usarmycp

 

Department of Defense Warrior Games

Web: https://www.dodwarriorgames.com/

Facebook: @WarriorGames

Twitter: @warriorgames

IG: @dodwarriorgames

Sep 08, 2021
Soldier Today: U.S. Army Forces Command Updates with CSM Todd Sims
16:40

Known as “Freedom’s Guardian,” the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is the Army’s largest command. SMA(R) Dailey interviews CSM Todd Sims, the senior enlisted leader for FORSCOM. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the command consists of more than 750,000 soldiers and is responsible for providing ready forces to meet combatant commander requirements around the world.

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

 

Resources: U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Web: https://www.army.mil/forscom 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.

Sep 06, 2021
Special Edition: Back to School
32:52

It’s back to school time! Holly Dailey welcomes Maria McConville and Alexandra Grinston along with Shannon George of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) to discuss resources and tips for military families, the adults and the kids, preparing for the new school year.

  • Guests:
    • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army
    • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
    • Shannon George, Trainer and CONNECT Coordinator, Military Child Education Coalition
  • Host: Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

 

Resources:

 

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Web: https://www.militarychild.org/ SchoolQuest: https://schoolquest.militarychild.org/ Military Student Consultant (Free): msc@militarychild.org

 

Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) Web: https://www.dodea.edu/ School Liaison Officers: https://www.dodea.edu/partnership/schoolliaisonofficers.cfm DODEA Virtual School: Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program (E2P2): https://www.dodea.edu/dvs/e2p2.cfm

 

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families Web: https://military.tutor.com/

 

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

 

Army Emergency Relief (AER) Web: https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org/

 

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Web: https://www.ausa.org/ Scholarships: https://www.ausa.org/scholarships

 

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Sep 01, 2021
Special Edition: Talent Management Initiatives Update
30:23

Join us to find out the latest updates in Army Talent Management initiatives for warrant officers and NCOs. Learn about the mission of the task force, the Army’s progress to modernize its talent management, and how the task force is assisting the Army to embrace the changes. For more information please check out the resource section below.

  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs
  • Guests: 
    • LTC Joe Weinburgh, U.S. Army Talent Management Task Force
    • CW5 Rick Knowlton, U.S. Army Talent Management Task Force
    • SGM Stephen McDonald, U.S. Army Talent Management Task Force

Resources:

U.S. Army Talent Management Web: www.talent.army.mil

Aug 30, 2021
Thought Leaders: Joint All-Domain Command and Control - Implications for the U.S. Army
21:16

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) will be the unifying capability that brings the military ecosystem together -- from its multi-domain warfighting capability to a transformation in its acquisition system – to enhance deterrence in great power competition. Approved by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in May 2021, JADC2 will touch nearly everything the Army does. AUSA’s Dan Roper interviews COL Andre’ B. Abadie, PhD, who leads Army Futures Command initiatives on the Network, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber supporting Project Convergence and JADC2. Tune in to learn more about JADC2’s potential impact on military operations.

  • Guest: COL Andre' (Dre’) B. Abadie, PhD, Solutions Architect (Networks-AI-Cyber), Project Convergence & JADC2, United States Army Futures Command
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s National Security Studies Director

 

Resources:

 

U.S. Army Futures Command Web: https://www.armyfuturescommand.com/ Project Convergence: https://armyfuturescommand.com/convergence/

 

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Aug 23, 2021
Special Edition: Building Ethical Leadership Skills in Aspiring Military Leaders
27:06

How are students building ethical leadership skills as they prepare for military careers? Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs, interviews Billy Wells of University of North Georgia and Ken Tyler of the George C. Marshall International Center about the leadership development opportunities their organizations provide.

 

Guests:

  • Ken Tyler, Vice President of Development, George C. Marshall International Center
  • COL(R) Billy Wells, Senior Vice President for Leadership and Global Engagement, University of North Georgia

 

Host:

  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education and Programs

 

Resources:

 

George C. Marshall International Center

Web: https://www.georgecmarshall.org/

 

University of North Georgia Web: https://ung.edu/

Corps of Cadets: https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/index.php

 

UNG-Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies Symposium (6-7 April 2022):

United States Higher Education & National Security

Web: https://ung.edu/institute-leadership-strategic-studies/annual-symposium/2022-symposium.php

 

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Aug 18, 2021
Family Voices: Together We Will – Operation Deploy Your Dress
22:50

AUSA is teaming up with Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) in their mission to deploy America's patriotism one dress at a time. Yvonne Coombes, ODYD Executive Director and co-founder gives insight on how together we will be able to offer new and gently used formal wear to military members and spouses. Hear about ODYD’s latest efforts including their new Bridal Boutique and upcoming pop-up event at AUSA. To learn more about Operation Deploy Your Dress please check out their website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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

 

  • Guest: Yvonne Coombes, Operation Deploy Your Dress, Executive Director and Co-Founder

 

 

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

 

  

Resources: 

 

Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) 

Website: https://operationdeployyourdress.org/

Facebook: @OperationDeployYourDress

Instagram: @ODYD1

Instagram: @ODYDBridal

Twitter: @ODYD2017

Aug 16, 2021
Special Edition: 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting Reserve Component Highlights
19:14

What’s happening at AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting? Join us to hear about the Reserve Component opportunities & highlights at this year's symposium. Discussing this year’s events are three premier leaders from the U.S. Army’s Reserve Component community, LTG (Ret.) Jack Stultz, AUSA Board Member, MG John Andonie, Deputy Director, Army National Guard, and Mr. Stephen Austin, Assistant Chief of Army Reserve. Listen as they describe what you can expect at this year’s conference and developments within the Army Reserve and National Guard component.

 

For more information on the Annual Meeting please check out the resource section below.

 

 

 

·       Host:

o COL(Ret.) Stanley Crow, AUSA’s former Director, Chapter and Region Support & National Guard Affairs

 

 

·       Guests:  

o   LTG (Ret.) Jack Stultz, AUSA Board Member

o   MG John Andonie, Deputy Director, Army National Guard

o   Mr. Stephen Austin, Assistant Chief of Army Reserve

 

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

  

Resources: 

 

AUSA Registration

Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/register.cfm

 

U.S. Army Reserve

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

FB: @usarmyreserve

Twitter: @USArmyReserve

IG: @USArmyReserve

 

 

U.S. National Guard

Web: https://www.nationalguard.com/

FB: @thenationalguard  

Twitter: @usnationalguard

IG: @us.nationalguard

Aug 11, 2021
Army Real Talk: The Other Side of the Army & Army Fellow Farewell
23:49

Join us for an exciting episode highlighting career opportunities the Army offers from utilizing the power of music to jumping out of airplanes. Hear first-hand from our guests, SGM Denver Dill, West Point Army Music Analytics Team Leader, and SFC David Flynn, U.S. Army Competition Parachutist for the Golden Knights as they share their paths into their unique careers. Plus, hear final remarks from our co-host, LTC Brittany Lloyd, as she bids farewell to AUSA.

 

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

 

  • Guests: 
  • SGM Denver Dill, West Point Army Music Analytics Team Leader
  • SFC David Flynn, U.S. Army Competition Parachutist, Golden Knights

 

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

Resources: 

 

United States Military Academy West Point Army Band

Web: https://westpointband.com/

FB: @westpointband

IG: @westpointband

Twitter:@westpointband

 

 

Golden Knights

Web: https://www.goarmy.com/events/golden-knights.html

FB: @usarmygoldenknights

IG:@armygoldenknights

Twitter:@ArmyGK

Aug 09, 2021
Soldier Today: What’s New with the SMA – Cohesive Teams & Culture Change
26:55

Culture change is happening in the U.S. Army. AUSA’s SMA(R) Dailey interviews the Army’s SMA Grinston, about the changing the culture of the Army where engaged leaders build cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, and fit. 

 

  • Guest: SMA Michael A. Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army

 

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

 

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.

Aug 02, 2021
Special Edition: Military PCS Moves
35:27

PCS moves can be stressful. To ease your concerns we have Mrs. McConville, Mrs. Grinston, and Mrs. Raines joining us to provide their words of wisdom. Learn how resources such as the Army PCS Move app can assist military families make their next duty station change a smooth process. For more information on the app and additional resources please see the resource section below.

 

 

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

 

 

  • Guests: 
  • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Army Chief of Staff
  • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Brittany Raines, AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year Recipient

 

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

 

Resources: 

Military OneSource

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

Army PCS Move App 

Jul 28, 2021
Thought Leaders: The Panzer Killers
23:47

George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, and Terry de la Mesa Allen all paid tribute to MG Maurice Rose and his work leading 3rd Armored Division from Normandy into the heart of Germany. LTG(R) Dan Bolger—author of The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and His Spearhead Tank Division’s Charge into the Third Reich—joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to shine a light on this forgotten WWII battlefield leader.

Bolger was a combat commander in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A top graduate at The Citadel and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Bolger earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago. His military awards include five Bronze Star medals (one for valor) and the Combat Action Badge. He teaches history at North Carolina State University.

  • Guest: LTG (Ret) Daniel P. Bolger, author of The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and his Spearhead Tank Division’s Charge Into the Third Reich
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

 

Resources:

 

Penguin Random House The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and his Spearhead Tank Division’s Charge Into the Third Reich

 

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

Jul 26, 2021
Family Voices: AUSA Chapters Supporting Soldiers & Families
28:52

How do AUSA Chapters support Soldiers and their families? AUSA’s 122 chapters and 9 regions worldwide are primarily made up of volunteer members seeking to go the extra mile for our Soldiers and families. Highlighting AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter efforts at Fort Carson, Colorado and the surrounding area are SGM(Ret.) Scott Leeling, AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter President and Marissa Bolado, Vice President of AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter Family programs. They join us to provide insight and share resources available to Soldiers and their families. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guests: 
  • SGM(Ret.) Scott A. Leeling, AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter President
  • Marissa Bolado, Vice President of AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter Family Programs

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness  
  • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs    

  

Resources: 

 

AUSA – Pikes Peak Chapter 

Website: https://www.ausappc.org/

Email: PPAUSA.FamilyPrograms@gmail.com

 

 

Social Media Handles:

FB: @PikesPeakChapterAusa

 

  

Jul 19, 2021
Army Real Talk: 2020 Summer Olympics
15:40

U.S. Army Olympians, SFC Elizabeth Marks and SGT Samantha Schultz, joins us to discuss the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) on their way to represent Team USA in the 2020 Olympic Games. Listen as the soldier-athletes describe their accomplishments along their journey to the Olympics. Learn how WCAP offered them the opportunity to serve their country and pursue sports on an international level. To learn more about WCAP check out their website listed in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guests: 
  • SGT Samantha Schultz, U.S. Army
  • SFC Elizabeth Marks, U.S. Army

 

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

  

  

Resources: 

Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

Web: https://www.armywcap.com

 

Social Media Handles:

FB: @USArmyWCAP

Twitter: @usarmywcap

IG:@usarmywcap

Jul 12, 2021
Special Edition: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (1921-2021)
36:33

Honoring the unknown and providing inspiration for the future, the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier takes place throughout 2021.  Three Soldiers for Life with service at the Tomb join AUSA’s Dan Roper to describe these commemorative activities along with the Tomb’s enduring meaning.

Dedicated in 1921 as a “source of inspiration, reverence and love of country,” the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier honors an unknown American warrior who “represents no section, creed or race . . . and typifies the soul of America and the supreme sacrifice of her heroic dead.” The 2021 Centennial, not only commemorates the dedication a century ago, but provides an opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the enduring meaning of the Tomb and its relevance to all citizens whether they have served in the military or not.

  • Guests:
    • Richard Azzaro, President, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
    • COL (Ret) Joe Buche, Executive Director, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
    • SGM (Ret) Gavin McIlvenna, President, Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) Web: https://tombguard.org/ Centennial: https://tombguard.org/centennial

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation Web: https://www.tomboftheunknownsoldierfoundation.com/

 

The Old Guard – 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment Web: https://oldguard.mdw.army.mil/

 

Arlington Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (TUS-100): https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/TUS-100

 

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Jul 07, 2021
Soldier Today: Army Futures Command Updates with CSM Michael Crosby
32:19

What’s new at Army Futures Command? SMA(R) Dailey interviews CSM Michael A. Crosby, Command Sergeant Major, Army Futures Command. They give an overview of AFC, its modernization efforts, Project Convergence updates, key milestones and accomplishments that lie ahead, and how the Defense budget might negatively affect modernization efforts.

  • Guest: CSM Michael A. Crosby, Command Sergeant Major, Army Futures Command
  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

Resources:

Army Futures Command

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

Web: https://www.armyfuturescommand.com/ 

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

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

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

Jul 05, 2021
Special Edition: FY 2022 Army Budget with MG Chamberlain
12:08

How does the Army’s FY 2022 Budget support people, readiness and modernization? The Army’s Budget Director, MG Paul Chamberlain, joins AUSA’s Mark Haaland to share his thoughts on the new budget request. They discuss how it meets the Army’s priorities for people, readiness and modernization while fulfilling requirements for the interim national security strategic guidance set by the current administration. They cover reductions in the FY 2022 budget, a different accounting method for other contingency operations (OCO), and the readiness of our Army to fight and win.

  • Guest: MG Paul A. Chamberlain, Director for Army Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller)
  • Host: Mark Haaland, AUSA’s Director of Government Affairs

Resources:

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA (FM&C)) Web: https://www.asafm.army.mil/

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

Jun 30, 2021
Thought Leaders: Future War and the Defence of Europe
22:23

How can the U.S. Army and NATO allies deter and defeat any threats to Europe? Today, LTG(R) Ben Hodges, former commander of U.S. Army Europe, joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss the new book, Future War and the Defence of Europe, which Hodges co-wrote with retired Marine Gen. John Allen and Julian Lindley-French. It offers a major new analysis of how peace and security can be maintained in Europe amid advances in technology and a rapidly shifting strategic environment.

  • Guest: LTG(R) Ben Hodges, former commander of U.S. Army Europe and author of Future War and the Defence of Europe
  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

 

Resources:

Oxford University Press: Future War and the Defence of Europe

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Jun 28, 2021
Family Voices: Military Community and Family Policy
26:38

Join us to catch up with AUSA’s former Family Readiness Director, Patricia Barron, who is now the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP). Hear about her journey from an infantry spouse to her current role. Listen as she provides insight on what the Military Community & Family Policy does and their strategic imperatives to support the needs of the Total Force. To learn more please check out Military OneSource website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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

 

  • Guest: Patricia Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy

 

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

   

Resources: 

 

Military OneSource

Web: www.militaryonesource.mil

 

Social Media Handles

 

FB: @military.1source

Twitter/IG: @Military1Source

  

Jun 21, 2021
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. 

 

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  • 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

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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

 

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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