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October 14, 2019
Host Nzinga A. Curry, Director of the Institute of Land Warfare at AUSA, along with co-host LTC Eugene Irby, AUSA's U.S. Army Fellow, revisit the topic of Talent Management as a follow-up to Army Matters' 23 September interview with MG JP McGee on the topic. A group of Army Talent Management Task Force (ATMTF) experts, LTC Lucas Hightower, LTC Cayton Johnson, MAJ Greg Lockhart and MAJ Maria Hough, provide a deep dive into talent management initiatives, including assessments like the GRE, brevet and merit-based promotions, the Battalion Commanders Assessment Pilot (BCAP), and the new Army Talent Management Process (ATAP). Talent Management Part 1 with MG JP McGee, Director, ATMTF: https://podcast.ausa.org/e/thought-leaders-talent-management-part-1/ Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Resources MentionedArmy Talent Management: https://talent.army.mil/ Check out our other AUSA podcast, Membership Matters: http://memberpodcast.ausa.org/
October 7, 2019
Co-hosts Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Ken Preston and Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Troy Welch, both of AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs, discuss how aspiring leaders can become effective mentors. They cover defining your mentorship style, sharing information and being open to learning from others who have the hands-on experience needed – no matter their age or rank. Practical advice on developing a mentor/mentee relationship, career planning, and work/home life balance round out the conversation. Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.  SMA(R) Preston Book Recommendation: Hero of Bataan: The Story of General Jonathan M. Wainright by Duane Schultz Check out our other AUSA podcast, Membership Matters: http://memberpodcast.ausa.org/
September 30, 2019
Colonel (Retired) Daniel Roper, host of this special edition of Army Matters, interviews LTG Eric Wesley, Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), United States Army Futures Command (AFC). They discuss how the Army is undergoing its most fundamental change in 40 years in response to the re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with Russia and China. The Army’s December 2018 operations concept, “The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028,” describes how the U.S. Army, with its Joint and Allied partners, will compete with and if necessary fight and defeat its adversaries. LTG Wesley describes how the US military and its allies will overcome the problem of layered standoff and anti-access area denial (A2AD) capabilities by: competing below the threshold of armed conflict; penetrating and dis-integrating enemy stand-off; exploiting the resultant freedom of maneuver; and returning to competition on favorable terms.  He also discusses the U.S. Army’s expectations of its joint and allied partners with respect to MDO, particularly focusing on how to best leverage unique allied capabilities both in competition and conflict.     Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.   Resources mentioned: Army Futures and Concepts Center: https://futuresconcepts.army.mil/ Social Media: @EricWesleyArmy @AdaptingtheArmy   Check out our other AUSA podcast, Membership Matters: http://memberpodcast.ausa.org/
September 23, 2019
Colonel (Retired) Daniel Roper, host of Thought Leaders, interviews MG JP McGee, Director of the Army Talent Management Task Force. Their discussion addresses the security environment characterized by the 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy and its implications for how the Army must manage its most important asset – its people. MG McGee describes the profound changes the Army is making to its industrial-age personnel system to best leverage the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and preferences of its officers and its noncommissioned officers. This initiative is foundational to the everything that the Army is doing in terms of modernization including Multi-Domain Operations, Army Futures Command, and Talent Management. Ultimately, Talent Management will give the U.S. Army a decisive advantage against near-peer adversaries by maximizing the potential of its people.  Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Resources mentioned: Army Talent Management: https://talent.army.mil/ Check out our other AUSA podcast, Membership Matters: http://memberpodcast.ausa.org/
September 16, 2019
Host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, speaks with George W., a retired U.S. Army officer and A.A. member. He serves on the Alcoholics Anonymous trustees' Committee for Cooperation with the Professional Community, where he works to carry the A.A. message to the armed forces and veterans communities. George shares his personal story, explains the steps to help a loved one dealing with alcohol addiction and specifically focuses on how service members can find help with A.A. Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.   Resources mentioned: Alcoholics Anonymous: https://www.aa.org/ Al-Anon – Support For Family and Friends Web: https://al-anon.org/ Facebook: @AlAnonFamilyGroupsWSO Twitter: @AlAnon_WSO LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/al-anon-wso/   Check out our other AUSA podcast, Membership Matters: http://memberpodcast.ausa.org/
September 9, 2019
Host Nzinga A. Curry, Director of the Institute of Land Warfare at AUSA, along with guest co-host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, sat down at Fort Hood with a few members of the Black Jack Brigade to discuss their upcoming deployment to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR). Our guests were COL Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, CSM Kevin Schuller, 1st Battalion 5th Calvary Regiment Command Sergeant Major, and Mrs. Amie Yazzie, spouse of the Brigade Command Sergeant Major. They provided insight on the brigade’s #1 priority – Readiness – which includes four pillars: Personnel, Training, Sustainment and Soldiers & Family. AUSA’s visit to Fort Hood is the result of AUSA adopting the 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division with the goal of providing a supporting relationship before, during and after their deployment. Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Black Jack Brigade Social Media Facebook @black.jack.brigade.1cdTwitter: @1stCav2bct
September 2, 2019
Co-hosts Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Ken Preston and Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Troy Welch, both of AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs, tackle how standards inform discipline to make the U.S. Army the world’s premiere fighting force. To grow leaders in the Army, we first teach them with standards – what to think – and later introduce discipline – how to think. Commanders decide the standards, and NCOs enforce them, showing a commitment to policies and procedures that keeps Soldiers alive and mission-focused. Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
August 26, 2019
Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, speaks with author Jon Mikolashek about his new book Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I. This early-career biography illuminates how Patton organized and trained the US Army’s first tank brigade, then led it into battle in the Great War. It also shows how his early experiences as a tank commander laid the groundwork for the success of the entire US Army armored forces in World War II. Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. 13 NOV 2019: ILW Lemnitzer Lecture & Book Signing with Jon Mikolashek https://www.ausa.org/events/ilw-lemnitzer-lecture-mikolashek
August 19, 2019
Host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, speaks with Kelly Skala, LPC, Model Supervisor from FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress). The FOCUS program provides resilience training designed to assist military families and couples with transitions by building upon their existing strengths to enhance the family unit as a whole. Free to all active duty, reserve and guard military families, this preventative service includes 6-8 sessions that are fun, interactive and personalized. Sessions can be held in person or using a hybrid option to overcome geographical hurdles. Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Resources mentioned: FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Social: @focusresiliencytraining Email: telefocus@focusproject.org or info@focusproject.org Web: https://www.focusproject.org/ FOCUS on the Go! (App): https://focusproject.org/mobile-app FOCUS World (Online Game): https://focusproject.org/focus-world
August 12, 2019
Soldiers are always ready for battle, but their daily jobs are not always combat oriented. Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow, interview three Soldiers with out-of-the-box Army jobs. CPT Allison Brager serves as a neuroscientist researching sleep and is also a member of the elite Army Warrior Fitness Team. SGT Joseph Hampton dives as part of the Army’s select Dive Program which, among other missions, searches for Soldiers killed in action (KIA) or missing in action (MIA) from previous wars. SFC Christopher Jones recruits gamers to join the Army esports team, emphasizing that yes, Soldiers can stream internet in their barracks room. The common thread is their heart for selfless service combined with fulfilling careers. Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Resources mentioned: Try out for Army esportsdiscord.gg/usarmyesports
August 5, 2019
During this highly anticipated follow-up episode, the Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey answers listener questions about the new centralized NCO evaluation system as it moves from time-based to merit-based promotions, with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, Vice President, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. Emphasizing respect and fairness built into the new system, the SMA responds to questions such as: Does advance training provide an advantage in the selection process? Can a Soldier be disadvantaged by being in a particular job already? What if raters show favoritism to their buddies? Listen to Part 1 here: 6 May Soldier Today: New Centralized NCO Evaluation System Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
July 29, 2019
To combat some of the “invisible wounds” of the current war, LTG Nadja West, 44th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and Commanding General of Army Medical Command, joins podcast host Nzinga Curry, Director, Institute of Land Warfare, AUSA, to talk about Soldiers and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). LTG West brings along two esteemed subject matter experts from the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General: LTC Dennis Sarmiento, Director Behavioral Health, and Dr. Charles Hoge, Psychiatrist and Senior Scientist. Together, they define PTSD, describe the Army’s system of care, and share industry standards and empirical research the Army developed. The Army is committed to reducing the negative effects of PTSD by addressing mental health and working to help Soldiers seek, and receive, the care they need. Recommendations for future special editions of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Twitter@ArmyMedicine @LTGWest @CSMMEDCOM @USArmy @USArmyReserve @NationalGuard @MilHealth Facebook@OfficialArmyMedicine https://www.facebook.com/OfficialArmyMedicine/
July 22, 2019
Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, speaks with author Robin Hutton about her new book War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II. She tells the inspiring true stories of the recipients of the PDSA Dicken Medal, the highest award an animal can receive for gallantry and bravery on the battlefield. It also includes stories of other military animals whose acts of heroism had been largely forgotten. Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Resources Mentioned: War Animalshttps://waranimals.org/
July 15, 2019
Host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, speaks with Angela Cabán, 2014 National Guard Spouse of the Year, Founder of Homefront United Network, and current Program Director for Military Saves, Consumer Federation of America. Angela shares her family’s personal story of bankruptcy and how they overcame their debt. She maps out the vital steps to seeking financial help, and emphasizes the importance of the military spouse support network in helping families reach their goals. Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Resources mentioned: Military Saves, Consumer Federation of Americawww.militarysaves.orgFacebook & Twitter: @MilitarySaves   Homefront United NetworkFacebook: @HomefrontUnitedNetworkTwitter: @HomefrontUnited   USAA Educational Foundationhttps://usaaef.org/   FindLegalHelp.orghttps://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home/
July 8, 2019
Today we debunk common legal myths with officers from the Army’s Office of the Judge Advocate General. Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow, interview LTC Megan Wakefield, Chief, Strategic Communications Office, and LTC Adam Kazin, Criminal Law Division, about the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), military punishments, corrective training, different types of Army discharges, court martials, and more. Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Social Media Handle:@goarmyjag Disclaimers: Any opinions shared by either LTC Wakefield or LTC Kazin are theirs, alone, and do not constitute the official position of the Department of Defense or the Army. This podcast is not intended to serve as legal advice.  If you are seeking legal advice as a member of the command, you should contact your local Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.  If you are in need of personal legal advice, you can contact your local Trial Defense Services office.
July 1, 2019
The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses resources to assist with the summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, VP, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. Have you received your orders to move duty stations? Join the discussion on changing duty stations, learn about the initiatives the Army has taken to ease the summer surge, and ways to make the move for your family more efficient. Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Resources mentioned:Defense Personal Property System (DPS): www.move.mil Customer Service 24 Hour Hotline: 1 (833) MIL-MOVEInternational Auto Logistics: www.pcsmypov.com Phone number: 855-389-9499
June 24, 2019
Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson about his new book The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. In this first volume of a new trilogy, Atkinson turns his attention from World War II to tell the story of the initial years of the American Revolution. After initial successes, the ragged Continental Army experiences a series of setbacks in the latter half of 1776. George Washington uses his political skills and force of will to supply his men and keep them in the field. With the new nation’s future in the balance, Washington seizes an opportunity and personally leads his troops to their first dramatic victories in the war for independence. Rick Atkinson is the author of several books, including the best-selling Liberation Trilogy, and worked as a reporter and editor at the Washington Post. Born in Munich, Germany, he is the son of a U.S. Army officer and grew up on military posts. Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
June 17, 2019
Host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, speaks with Chelsea Ortiz, Program Manager for MyArmyBenefits, the Army’s official benefits information website. They discuss transferring GI Bill benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, managing divorce and TRICARE, and much more. Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.MyArmyBenefits Links Official Site: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/ GI Bill: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Benefit-Library/Federal-Benefits/Post-9/11-GI-Bill Yellow Ribbon Program: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp Divorce and TRICARE: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/News/How-Does-Divorce-Affect-Your-TRICARE-Benefit Follow MyArmyBenefits on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/myarmybenefits/
June 10, 2019
To celebrate the Army’s 244th birthday this week, we learn about the NEW National Museum of the U.S. Army, targeted to open in 2020 at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow, interview special guests LTG Roger Schultz, USA-Ret., President, Army Historical Foundation and Ms. Tammy E. Call, Director, National Museum of the U.S. Army. The museum is an immersive experience that tells our Soldiers’ stories in all eras, through their own voices. With over 750,000 projected visitors, the museum will offer a touchpoint for young citizens considering Army careers and will generate excitement and inspiration for anyone seeking to serve in their communities. One featured area of the museum is the Experiential Learning Center and its G-STEM (Geography, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) exhibit, offering kids a chance to play in Fort Discover while other visitors learn Soldier skills from the simulators and games in the Training Center. Another highlight is the Army & Society exhibit, covering things we enjoy as citizens that started as Army requirements. Kiosks with Registries honoring Army Soldiers, civilians and animals will be spread throughout the museum. Be sure to add your stories to the Registries and then look them up when you visit. Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Army Historical Foundation https://armyhistory.org/ The U.S. Army Registries – Honoring Army Soldiers, Civilians and Animals https://armyhistory.org/the-registries/ https://armyhistory.org/the-registries/
June 3, 2019
Co-hosts Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Ken Preston and Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Troy Welch, both of AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs, discuss what it means to lead by example for emerging leaders and young professionals. Operating within a band of excellence applies to all aspects of life, on- and off-duty, when setting an example for your Soldiers. The goal is to take that piece of the Army you’re responsible for and make it better than it was before you got there. Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
May 27, 2019
Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, speaks with author Joseph Celeski about his new book The Green Berets in the Land of a Million Elephants: U.S. Army Special Warfare and the Secret War in Laos 1959-74. The Green Berets' service in Laos was the first strategic challenge since its formation in 1952, and proved one of the first major applications of special warfare doctrine. Clouded in secrecy until the 1990s, this story is comprehensively told for the first time using official archival documents and interviews with veterans. Joseph Celeski served for thirty years in the U.S. Army, twenty-three of them in Special Forces, and has published several works on special forces and counterinsurgency. Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
May 20, 2019
In honor of Military Spouses, Family Voices host Patty Barron, interviews Angie Dickinson, the spouse of LTG James Dickinson, about a song she wrote, Rolling Along with the Army. The first line of the song provides an idea of what to expect: “Rolling along with the Army, we keep the flag unfurled, standing with Soldier for peace around the world.” This uplifting tribute honors military spouses around the world, raising their families and supporting their Soldiers as part of the Army community. Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
May 13, 2019
Co-hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow, discuss how to develop young Soldiers with experienced Army leaders LTC Courtney Abraham, CPT Nick Bono and 1SG (Retired) Stephen Canonico. Listen to discover more about the people who make up the Army and their commitment to excellence. How do leaders draw innovative solutions from Soldiers? What is the value of transparency and vulnerability in leadership? How does the Army support Soldiers as lifelong learners? Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
May 6, 2019
The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses the new centralized NCO evaluation system, moving from time-based to merit-based promotions, with host Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Troy Welch, Director, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. The new system will promote the best NCOs while minimizing time alone as the main factor for advancement. Now Soldiers can continue to serve, even if they reach the current 30-year cut-off point, as long as they rank amongst the top of their peers. When and how will the new system be rolled out? Will Soldiers have a chance to prepare? What happens if you rank towards the top of your peer group, or instead, the bottom? SMA Dailey’s Challenge – We want to hear from listeners. E-mail us your questions about the new NCO evaluation system to be answered in a follow-up episode: podcast@ausa.org  Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.
April 29, 2019
The first week of May is Public Service Recognition Week, and our podcast today is in honor of America’s public servants. Our guest host for this special edition is Mr. John Nerger, a career Army Civilian who retired from the Department of the Army in 2015 after nearly 36 years of federal government service, including 15 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He leads a discussion on what it is like to work for the Army with two current Army Civilians, Ms. Diana Nalli, a financial management analyst with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller), ASA (FM&C), in the Army Budget Office, and Ms. Shruti Jha, an environmental engineer at the Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (CCDC GVSC) in Warren, Michigan. Special editions of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast feature guest hosts leading discussions on timely Army topics. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Army Civilian Careershttps://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/army-civilian-careers.html DOD Civilian Internship Programhttps://godefense.cpms.osd.mil/internships.aspx Senior Executive Servicehttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/
April 22, 2019
Peter Doran, President & CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), joins Colonel (Retired) Daniel Roper, host of Thought Leaders, to discuss the U.S. military’s increased focus on long-term strategic competition with the revisionist powers of Russia and China and how this competition is playing out in Central and Eastern Europe.  Why are Europe and NATO critical to U.S. national interests?  How do the U.S and its NATO Allies deter Russian aggression and confront its exportation of chaos to the West?  What inroads has China made by building European infrastructure?  Where should the U.S. posture its Army in Europe to enhance deterrence, and should deterrence fail, to fight and win?  Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.  Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)www.cepa.org@cepa@PeterBDoran
April 15, 2019
Join Patty Barron, host of Family Voices, as she discusses the real reasons we can’t seem to eat well, exercise, or sleep soundly. This fun and informative conversation with COL Deydre S. Teyhen, DPT, PhD, OCS, Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), covers everything from where to put the broccoli in your refrigerator to apps that will have you sleeping like a baby. She makes getting healthy fun and DOABLE! Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. WRAIR:Website: https://www.wrair.army.mil/Facebook: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; @WRAIROfficial Performance TriadWebsite: https://p3.amedd.army.mil/Facebook: Performance Triad; @PerformanceTriad
April 8, 2019
Army recruiters SSG Jacob Swanson and SSG Juan Taylor talk about how they encourage Millennials and Gen Z to consider an Army career, with podcast hosts Nzinga Curry, Director, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, and MAJ Brad Cooper, Army Fellow. With so many career opportunities, Army recruiters are helping young people connect with their life goals. Where else can you combine the excitement of combat training, 150+ job choices and education for life after service? The strength of a Nation is in the strength of its Soldiers. Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Facebook:@SSG Swanson@ArlingtonArmy
April 1, 2019
The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses a new Army credentialing program with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, VP, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. How do we get our Soldiers trained and educated for jobs once they are out of the Army? Find out about the new Army COOL program, currently in a Limited User Test (LUT), and how it connects Soldiers with civilian credentials. Soldiers can match credentialing opportunities to their current Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or pursue credentialing goals outside their MOS – especially important for combat Soldiers. Civilian employers can also use the Army COOL site to learn more about how military training and experience might relate to civilian jobs. Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.Army COOL: Credentialing Opportunities On-Linehttps://www.cool.army.mil/index.htm
March 25, 2019
Host Joe Craig speaks with author Adam Makos about his new book Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II. It is the riveting story of Clarence Smoyer and his crewmates in the Army’s legendary 3rd Armored Division as they journey into the heart of the Third Reich and meet destiny in an iconic armor duel. Adam is a New York Times bestselling author whose mission is to record the stories of America’s veterans. Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
March 18, 2019
Children born into military families face an assortment of adventures and challenges. Frequent moves, making new friends, repeated separations from the military parent, to name a few. In addition, military families can face the trauma of having a service member parent return home wounded or injured or not at all. Join host Patty Barron and Dr. Stephen Cozza, child psychiatrist and military child expert, as they discuss resilience, resources and research, all focused on the military child and family. Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Links mentioned in the episode:www.courage2talk.orghttp://steppingforwardstudy.org Guest: Stephen J. Cozza, M.D. COL, U.S. Army Retired Professor of Psychiatry Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
March 11, 2019
In honor of Women’s History Month, our Army Real Talk co-hosts visit with Dr. Francoise B. Bonnell, Director of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Ft. Lee, VA. Their discussion demonstrates the impact of Army women on and off the battlefield including the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the pivotal role of female soldiers in Cultural Engagement Teams in Iraq & Afghanistan, and the heroics of women during battle. The newly renovated museum covers women’s history in the Army from 1775 to present and is a must-see for any Soldier or Army supporter. Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation. To share show ideas, please e-mail us at podcast@ausa.org. U.S. Army Women’s Museum: www.awm.lee.army.mil FB & YouTube:  U.S. Army Women’s Museum Instagram:  usarmywomensmuseum
March 4, 2019
The Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey discusses the new Army Combat Fitness Test with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, VP, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. Why now for a new fitness test? What are the 6 different events that will be assessed, and how can Soldiers prepare? Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. To share show ideas, please e-mail us at podcast@ausa.org.
February 25, 2019
Host Joe Craig speaks with authors Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch about their new book The First Conspiracy: The Plot to Kill George Washington. They discuss espionage and counterintelligence at the start of the Revolutionary War, only months after the birth of the U.S. Army. Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a History Channel television host. Josh Mensch is a bestselling author and documentary television producer. Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books as well as insights from senior Army leaders.
February 18, 2019
Host Patty Barron provides snippets and commentary on the recent family readiness initiatives forum held at AUSA with Army Senior Leaders. Several new initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for Army families were unveiled and discussed by the Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark Esper, the Vice Chief of Staff, General James McConville, and the Sergeant Major of the Army, SMA Daniel Dailey. Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
February 11, 2019
Co-hosts Nzinga Curry and Major (MAJ) Brad Cooper speak with young professionals CPT Jared Stefani and civilian Ms. Alexis Williams about careers, professional development, and which Army topics resonate with them. Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation.
February 4, 2019
Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey joins SMA (Retired) Kenneth O. Preston, Vice President, NCO & Soldier Programs, Association of the U.S. Army. They have a candid discussion about the new Army Greens uniform which is based on the iconic WW2 design. Why is it needed now? What do soldiers think? How and when will it be issued? Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs. To share show ideas, please e-mail us at podcast@ausa.org.
January 23, 2019
AUSA is excited to announce our Army Matters podcast focusing on what’s important to the Total Army community. Each Monday, starting February 4th, AUSA’s Army Matters will bring you vital Army conversations and interviews on issues relevant to Soldiers, military families and all the amazing Army supporters out there.
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