AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
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.

 

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  • 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

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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

 

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Special Edition: Army Future Study Program

Special Edition: Army Future Study Program

March 29, 2021

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

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Special Edition: Army Women’s Museum

Special Edition: Army Women’s Museum

March 24, 2021

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

Thought Leaders: The Compleat Victory

Thought Leaders: The Compleat Victory

March 22, 2021

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

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Oxford University Press:
The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution

Army War College
Web: https://www.armywarcollege.edu/

Special Edition: Persistent Modernization - Army Materiel Command with GEN Daly

Special Edition: Persistent Modernization - Army Materiel Command with GEN Daly

March 18, 2021

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/

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Family Voices: Army Quality of Life

Family Voices: Army Quality of Life

March 15, 2021

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

 

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Special Edition: Persistent Modernization - Army Futures Command with GEN Murray

Special Edition: Persistent Modernization - Army Futures Command with GEN Murray

March 10, 2021

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/

 

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