AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
Special Edition: What’s New with SMA Grinston

Special Edition: What’s New with SMA Grinston

May 5, 2021

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

 

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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

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Soldier Today: Updates from the Pennsylvania National Guard with CSM Jon Worley

Soldier Today: Updates from the Pennsylvania National Guard with CSM Jon Worley

May 3, 2021

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.

Special Edition: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)

Special Edition: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)

April 28, 2021

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

 

Thought Leaders: Watchman at the Gates

Thought Leaders: Watchman at the Gates

April 26, 2021

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

 

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Special Edition: Ready & Resilient (R2)

Special Edition: Ready & Resilient (R2)

April 21, 2021

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

 

Family Voices: Army Child, Youth & Schools Services

Family Voices: Army Child, Youth & Schools Services

April 19, 2021

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.

 

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  • 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

Special Edition: The Army Installations Strategy

Special Edition: The Army Installations Strategy

April 14, 2021

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 

Army Real Talk: Adopt-A-Unit SFAB Series Pt.1

Army Real Talk: Adopt-A-Unit SFAB Series Pt.1

April 12, 2021

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

 

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Soldier Today: U.S. Army Human Resources Command Updates with CSM Anthony McAdoo

Soldier Today: U.S. Army Human Resources Command Updates with CSM Anthony McAdoo

April 5, 2021

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.

Special Edition: French Resistance, Operation Overlord and the Liberation of Europe in WWII

Special Edition: French Resistance, Operation Overlord and the Liberation of Europe in WWII

March 31, 2021

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.

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