AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
Thought Leaders: In the Company of Heroes

Thought Leaders: In the Company of Heroes

September 27, 2021

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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Special Edition: 2021 Annual Meeting Overview with Army Public Affairs

Special Edition: 2021 Annual Meeting Overview with Army Public Affairs

September 22, 2021

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  

Family Voices: Volunteering – A Family Value

Family Voices: Volunteering – A Family Value

September 20, 2021

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. 

 

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  • 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

Special Edition: Army Suicide Prevention Program

Special Edition: Army Suicide Prevention Program

September 15, 2021

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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Army Real Talk: Army Recruitment

Army Real Talk: Army Recruitment

September 13, 2021

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 

Special Edition: Military Adaptive Sports Program

Special Edition: Military Adaptive Sports Program

September 8, 2021

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.

 

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  • 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

Soldier Today: U.S. Army Forces Command Updates with CSM Todd Sims

Soldier Today: U.S. Army Forces Command Updates with CSM Todd Sims

September 6, 2021

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

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Special Edition: Back to School

Special Edition: Back to School

September 1, 2021

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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Special Edition: Talent Management Initiatives Update

Special Edition: Talent Management Initiatives Update

August 30, 2021

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

Thought Leaders: Joint All-Domain Command and Control - Implications for the U.S. Army

Thought Leaders: Joint All-Domain Command and Control - Implications for the U.S. Army

August 23, 2021

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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