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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.
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.
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  
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.
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  
How does the Army plan to increase access to quality child care and youth programs for military children? Helen Roadarmel, Chief, Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services Branch in the Soldier and Family Readiness/Quality of Life Directorate, DCS, G-9 joins us today to share the Army’s plan. Learn about the Quality of Life Task Force Line of Effort #3 initiatives to increase child care facilities, grow the Family Child Care program, support Army Fee Assistance and ensure direct child care staff are competitively compensated. Hear how Child Develop Centers are navigating the COVID pandemic and continue to contribute to the overall readiness of the Army. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below.   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.   Guest:Ms. Helen Roadarmel, Chief, Child, Youth & Schools Branch, Soldier Family Readiness Division and Quality of Life Task Force in the headquarters, Department of the Army, G-9 Host: Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager     Resources: Military Child Care (MCC) Website: www.militarychildcare.com   Child Care Aware of America Army Website: https://www.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/military-families/army/   Army Quality of Life (AQL) Website: https://www.army.mil/qualityoflife/   Army Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation Website: https://www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/cys
According to the National Defense Strategy, "the homeland is no longer a sanctuary." Learn how the Army Installation Strategy (AIS) will enhance the Army's resilience against threats with our guest, Mr. Jack Surash, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. He describes how installations are key strategic readiness enablers for the Army to deploy, fight, and win the nation’s wars. Hear how installations are modernizing infrastructure, services, and operations to incorporate new weapon systems and doctrine while enhancing resilience against threats from adversaries and climate change. The Army Installations strategy supports Soldiers, civilians and Army families stationed both home and abroad. Mr. Surash emphasizes that people are the glue that keeps the Army rolling along. For more information on the Army’s Installations Strategy check out the website in the resource section below.   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.   Guest:  Mr. Jack Surash, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment   Hosts:   COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager   Resources:   Website:  https://www.army.mil/ASAIEE Twitter:  @ASArmyIEE Facebook:  @ASAIEE 
AUSA has adopted two Security Force Assistance Brigades with the goal of providing a supporting relationship through their deployment. The 1st Battalion of the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) kicks off Adopt-A-Unit series sharing their mission and deployment updates. Joining us to provide an update is COL David Rowland, Commander, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB and his team, CSM Calvin Overway, MAJ Scott Orr, the operations officers, and CPT LeShaun Smith a team leader. Learn about their mission to advise, support, liaise, and assess foreign partner units. Listen as they provide insight on how their selection process and pre-deployment process helps supports the brigade’s #1 priority – Readiness. The team shares the bedrock of the organization’s readiness are the Family Readiness groups that supports the family and mission success. To learn more about the SFAB organization follow them at the social media platforms listed below.   Guests:COL David Rowland, Commander, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB CSM Calvin Overway, Operations Officer, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB MAJ Scott Orr, Operations Officer, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB CPT LeShaun Smith, Team Leader, 1st Battalion of the 5th SFAB   Hosts:Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow   5th SFAB Social Media Platforms: FB: facebook.com/5thsfab facebook.com/TIGERBN5SFAB facebook.com/ArmySFAC facebook.com/sfabrecruiting IG: Instagram.com/5sfab Instagram.com/ArmySFAC Instagram.com/sfab_recruiting Twitter: Twitter.com/5thsfab Twitter.com/armysfac   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.  
From the day they enter Basic Training until retirement and beyond, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) manages Soldiers' entire careers. This includes Soldier schooling, promotions, awards, records, transfers, appointments, benefits, retirement and more. Joining us today is CSM Anthony McAdoo, Command Sergeant Major for HRC, which is the largest human resources organization in the world and provides services to Soldiers, Veterans, Retirees and Army Families. He discusses why he joined the Army, how HRC fits into the NCO Strategy, tips for navigating the Assignment Satisfaction Key – Enlisted Module (ASK-EM), understanding the new Enlisted Promotion System, and more. Guest: CSM Anthony McAdoo, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Human Resources Command Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.   Resources: U.S. Army Human Resources Command Web: https://www.hrc.army.mil/ AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Leading up to D-Day, the French Resistance gathered intelligence, harassed Axis occupiers and slowed German reinforcements. Every year on June 6th, people from around the world gather in the Normandy Region to commemorate Operation Overlord (D-Day) and the liberation of Europe.  While most of the focus is on US, British, and Commonwealth efforts, this year, the contributions of the French Resistance to the success of the Allied Landings at Normandy in WWII are being honored with a new monument. The Normandy French Resistance Monument is being sculpted right now and will be unveiled in Normandy on June 5, 2021 for the 77th D-Day Anniversary. Joining us today are two people central to the creation of the new monument: Captain Joseph Ivanov and Stephen Spears, the sculptor. Guests:Captain (Ret) Joseph Ivanov, U.S. Army Special Forces, Founder & Project Lead, Normandy French Resistance Monument Stephen Spears, Sculptor, Normandy French Resistance Monument Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.   Resources: Operation Democracy & Normandy French Resistance Monument Web: https://operationdemocracy.com/ Web: Normandy French Resistance Monument AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
The Army Future Study Program (FSP) is examining how the Army could integrate emerging technologies in transformational ways to deter, fight, and win.  Dr. Jean Vettel and COL Stephanie Ahern of Army Futures Command (AFC) describe the outcomes of two recent FSP events conducted to refine Army Aimpoint 2035: Character of Warfare 2035 Seminar (November 2020) and Character of Landpower 2035 Seminar (February 2020).  With AFC in the lead, the Army is using a Team Ignite approach to integrate expertise from the threat, science, tech, concept and operations communities to more quickly and effectively inform “what could be.” This episode builds on an earlier episode from 30 November 2020: Special Edition: Team Ignite – Bringing Together Futures Expertise in Different Domains Guests:  COL Stephanie Ahern, Director of Concepts, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) Dr. Jean Vettel, Chief Scientist, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies Resources: AFC Futures and Concepts Center Web: https://fcc.army.mil/ Facebook/Twitter: @AdaptingTheArmy Army Futures Command Web: https://www.army.mil/futures Facebook/Twitter: @ArmyFutures LinkedIn: @Army Futures Command Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Amazing female patriots have served our nation since the Revolutionary War, and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum (AWM) is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the contribution of women to the Army. The team from AWM joins us today to share about their work and the museum’s goals. Note: The physical museum is currently closed due to COVID-19 preventive measures, but a virtual tour is available at https://awm.lee.army.mil/. Guests:Tracy Bradford, Curator, U.S. Army Women’s Museum Ron Bingham, Collections Specialist, U.S. Army Women’s Museum Aimee Kominiak, Co-President, Friends of the Army Women’s Museum Association (FAWMA)   Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs   Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.   Resources:   U.S. Army Women’s Museum Web: https://awm.lee.army.mil/   Friends of the Army Women’s Museum Association Web: https://armywomensmuseum.org/   AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA
The Battle of Saratoga, a turning point in the Revolutionary War, offers modern lessons in strategy and leadership. Dr. Kevin J. Weddle, author of The Compleat Victory, joins us today to discuss his new book. Weddle is a retired Army colonel and Professor of Military Theory and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. Guest: Dr. Kevin J. Weddle, author of The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution, and Professor of Military Theory and Strategy, U.S. Army War College Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org. Oxford University Press: The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution Army War College Web: https://www.armywarcollege.edu/
How is Army Materiel Command pursuing persistent modernization while ensuring the materiel readiness of today’s force? AMC’s Commanding General, Ed Daly, joins AUSA’s GEN(R) Bob Brown to share AMC’s perspective on sustaining the Army’s modernization efforts. They discuss Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) and Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO), potential conflict in Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO), the joint functional concept for Contested Logistics and more. This episode was inspired by AUSA’s Global Force Next virtual symposium, taking place 16-18 March 2021. For more information on Global Force Next visit: https://global.ausa.org/. Guest:  GEN Edward M. Daly, Commanding General, Army Materiel Command Host: GEN(R) Robert (Bob) B. Brown, AUSA’s Executive Vice President   Resources: Army Materiel Command Web: https://www.amc.army.mil/ AUSA’s Global Force Next U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow through Persistent Modernization 16-18 March 2021 Web: https://global.ausa.org/ Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
How is the Quality of Life Task force supporting the Army’s number one priority? Dee Geise, Director, Soldier and Family Readiness and Quality of Life Task Force Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, joins us today to share what is the Quality of Life Task Force and how is impacting the Army’s number one priority-people. Ms. Geise defines what quality of life is and how it directly impacts Army strategic outcomes-recruitment, retention, and readiness. Learn about the Quality of Life Task Force’s campaign and the strides they have made to help balance the Soldier’s needs and the family’s needs. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below. Guest:Dee Geise, Director, Soldier and Family Readiness and Quality of Life Task Force Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9   Host: Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager Resources: Army Quality of Life (QOL) Website: https://www.army.mil/qualityoflife/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/soldierandfamilyreadiness   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
How is Army Futures Command driving persistent modernization? AFC’s Commanding General, Mike Murray, joins AUSA’s GEN(R) Bob Brown to share his thoughts on meeting persistent modernization objectives. They also discuss how Project Convergence is at the cutting edge of modernization. This episode was inspired by AUSA’s Global Force Next virtual symposium, taking place 16-18 March 2021. For more information on Global Force Next visit: https://global.ausa.org/. Guest:  GEN John M. (Mike) Murray, Commanding General, Army Futures Command Host: GEN(R) Robert (Bob) B. Brown, AUSA’s Executive Vice President Resources: Army Futures Command Web: https://www.army.mil/futures   AUSA’s Global Force Next U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow through Persistent Modernization 16-18 March 2021 Web: https://global.ausa.org/   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
In honor of Women's History Month, hear the stories of three exceptional servicewomen. LTC (Ret.) Robin Johnson, Chief of Staff, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter, Assistant Executive Officer and Senior Warrant Officer Advisor, and CSM Tabitha Gavia, Director of Defense Operations, Merit join us today as they reflect on their experiences and accomplishments. Listen as they share the challenges they overcame and the advice they have for the future generation. To hear more stories of women who are paving the way check out the campaign the Women’s Military memorial will launch to commemorate the accomplishments of women in all the Services. To learn more check out their website linked in the resource section below. Guests:LTC (R) Robin Johnson, Chief of Staff, Women in Military Service for America Memorial CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter, Assistant Executive Officer and Senior Warrant Officer Advisor  CSM Tabitha Gavia, Director of Defense Operations, Merit  Hosts:Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow   Resources:   Women in Military Service for America Memorial Website: www.womensmemorial.org  Campaign: Register Her Service https://myaccount.womensmemorial.org/nc__createaccount    Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Non-commissioned Officers (NCOs) are the backbone of the U.S. Army, and Staff Sergeant Dexter Hicks works to help train, coach and develop his fellow NCOs, and leaders at all echelons, through his online show “NCOPD Live.” In the weekly NCOPD Live broadcasts, they discuss a variety of relevant topics that NCOs face on a regular basis, but that some may seem to turn a blind eye to. He joins Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Dan Dailey today to give us a feel for the show, how he decided to launch a video podcast, and where he sees it heading. Guest: SSG Dexter Hicks, Host of NCOPD Live  Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.   Resources: NCOPD Live YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKD2jWGZT9a0nm7AfT5gPQ Facebook: @TheProfessionalSGL #TPSGL AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
A reinvigorated NATO Corps echelon is vital to Multi-Domain Operations (MDO), a new RUSI paper argues. AUSA’s Dan Roper interviews the authors, LTG(R) Sean MacFarland and Dr. Jack Watling, to get their take on the capabilities the future NATO corps will require and the how to overcome interoperability challenges to execute MDO. Guests:  LTG(R) Sean MacFarland, non-resident Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Senior Fellow, Association of the United States Army Dr. Jack Watling, Research Fellow, Land Warfare, Royal United Services Institute Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies   Resources:   Royal United Services Institute Web: https://rusi.org/ The Future of the NATO Corps: https://rusi.org/publication/occasional-papers/future-nato-corps   NATO Web: https://www.nato.int/   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Relationship checkup time! Every relationship needs support. Sometimes balancing military life and healthy relationships can present a unique challenge for service members and their families. Lee Kelley, Director of Military Community Support Programs, joins us to discuss how Military OneSource can help. Learn how the ReTheWe campaign can help rekindle, repair, or reset your relationships through resources, such as the Love Everyday App, 24/7 Military Call Service, and Brief Relationship Check Up Intervention. Kelley reminds us that relationship checkups are just as important as your physical checkups. To find out how to get your checkup click on the link in the resource section below.   Guest:Lee Kelley, Director, Military Community Support Programs Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense  Host: Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager   Resources: Military OneSource Web: www.militaryonesource.mil/rethewe Phone: 1 (800)342-9647   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Beverly Kirk, Fellow and Director for Outreach, International Security Program, and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative joins forces with Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs and LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s Army fellow to discuss their organization offerings and how they are making strides in podcast. Beverly who also serves as the host of the Smart Women, Smart Power podcast shares how the podcast amplifies the voices of top-level women in foreign policy, national security, international business, and international development. Nzinga and LTC Lloyd provide insight on how Army Real Talk is supporting the Army community and reaching the younger generation of Soldiers, leaders, and family members. Together they highlight what we can expect to hear from both podcasts in 2021. To learn more about Smart Women, Smart Power subscribe to their podcast linked in the resource section below.   Guests: Beverly Kirk, Fellow and Director for Outreach, International Security Program, and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative   Hosts: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow   Resources:   Smart Women, Smart Power Podcast Podcast Site: https://www.csis.org/podcasts/smart-women-smart-power-podcast   Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative Website: https://www.csis.org/programs/international-security-program/smart-women-smart-power   Twitter: Smart Women, Smart Power: @SmartWomen Beverly Kirk: @BeverlyKirk International Security Program: @CSIS_ISP   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Meet the Senior Enlisted Leader of the District of Columbia’s Army National Guard: Command Sergeant Major Michael F. Brooks. In this role, CSM Brooks serves as the Commanding General’s personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters pertaining to Army and Air policies affecting training, utilization, resources, health of the force, enlisted professional development. He joins AUSA’s own SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, to discuss his Army career and to provide perspective on the D.C. National Guard’s unique role and mission, including its recent activation, protecting the capital and supporting the defense of the nation. Guest: CSM Michael F. Brooks, Command Sergeant Major, District of Columbia Army National Guard Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs Soldier Today, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, focuses on what is important to Soldiers and NCOs.   Resources: District of Columbia National Guard Web: https://dc.ng.mil/ Facebook: @DCGuard Twitter: @DCGuard1802 AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Challenging the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy, BG(R) Ty Seidule, author of Robert E. Lee and Me, joins us today to discuss his new book. Seidule is the Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College and is also a Fellow, International Security at New America. Additionally, he is Professor Emeritus of History at West Point where he taught for two decades. Seidule served in the U.S. Army for thirty-six years. Guest: BG(R) Ty Seidule, author of Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
"May no soldier go unloved, May no soldier walk alone, May no soldier be forgotten, Until they all come home." Amy Palmer, president and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels, join us to discuss how this national non-profit organization is devoted to honor the sacrifice of our nation’s servicemembers, wounded troops, veterans, and their families. Palmer shares why she joined the organization and how the organization has pivoted to continue to support of all the branches of the services. The organization has provided care packages for deployed servicemembers, provided resources to veterans at the VA hospital, and providing adaptive technology for wounded troops. In spite of the pandemic, volunteers helped to adopt 1400 families through their Adopt A Family Program during the holiday season. Amy Palmer will share how Soldiers’ Angels plans to continue their efforts in 2021 and how others can join as a way of thanking our military and their families for their service.   Guest:Amy Palmer, President and CEO, Soldiers’ Angels   Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness Resources: Soldiers’ Angels Web: https://soldiersangels.org/   Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
Learn how Task Force 46 and the North Dakota National Guard are working together to support their largest and longest domestic response in the history of the North Dakota National Guard. Join the discussion as our guests highlight how their joint efforts have been integral in helping in the fight to beat COVID-19. COL Schauer, Director of Military Support of the North Dakota National Guard, shares the mission and the response planning in the enduring mission against the virus. 2LT Kathleen Alejandro, Registered Nurse, Task Force Center praises the local hospitals and officials on how their teamwork has helped to navigate the unique challenges of the pandemic. LTC Brian Martinus, Chaplain, Task Force Center emphasizes the importance placed on behavioral health and religious support in order to maintain the moral of the task force and the success of the mission. Guests: U.S. Army: LTC Brian Martinus, Chaplain, Task Force Center (46th Military Police Command), U.S. Army North U.S. Air Force: COL Tad Schauer, Director of Military Support, North Dakota National Guard U.S. Air Force: 2ND LT Kathleen Alejandro, Registered Nurse, Task Force Center (Sourced from U.S. Air Force’s 96th Medical Support Group) Hosts: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA Army Fellow Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org.
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Assn. of the United States Army
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Jan 23rd, 2019
Latest Episode
May 5th, 2021
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147
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