AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
Thought Leaders: The Future of the Corps in NATO

Thought Leaders: The Future of the Corps in NATO

February 22, 2021

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/

 

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Family Voices: Relationship Checkup

Family Voices: Relationship Checkup

February 15, 2021

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

 

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Army Real Talk: Podcasts Unite with Smart Women, Smart Power Podcast

Army Real Talk: Podcasts Unite with Smart Women, Smart Power Podcast

February 8, 2021

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

 

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Soldier Today: Meet D.C.’s Army National Guard CSM Michael F. Brooks

Soldier Today: Meet D.C.’s Army National Guard CSM Michael F. Brooks

February 1, 2021

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

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Thought Leaders: Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Thought Leaders: Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

January 25, 2021

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

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Family Voices: Soldiers’ Angels

Family Voices: Soldiers’ Angels

January 18, 2021

"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/

 

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Army Real Talk: Army Support to North Dakota COVID-19 Response

Army Real Talk: Army Support to North Dakota COVID-19 Response

January 11, 2021

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

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Soldier Today: Meet AMC’s New CSM Alberto Delgado

Soldier Today: Meet AMC’s New CSM Alberto Delgado

January 4, 2021

Meet the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC)’s NEW Command Sergeant Major. In this role, CSM Alberto Delgado serves as the Commanding General’s personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, primarily focused on the quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians and Families across the command as well as the training of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps and Soldiers. He joins AUSA’s own CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, to discuss why he loves the Army, including his career, squad and some advice for junior leaders rising in the ranks.

 

  • Guest: CSM Alberto Delgado, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC)
  • Host: CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director 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 Materiel Command

Web: https://www.amc.army.mil/

Facebook: @ArmyMaterielCommand

Twitter: @ArmyMateriel

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Thought Leaders: Headhunter

Thought Leaders: Headhunter

December 28, 2020

Headhunter is a story of the War on Terror from the perspective of the U.S. Army’s first airborne reconnaissance squadron. Author Peter Svoboda joins us today to discuss how the 400 paratroopers of the 5-73 CAV, a new unit in the 82nd Airborne Division, were hand-selected by the Army. They pursued various terrorist factions including Al Qaeda, and were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for launching the Turki Bowl campaign from November 2006 to January 2007 against insurgent groups in Diyala Province, Iraq. Based on dozens of interviews conducted by the author, the narrative describes the danger of combat, the loss of comrades and the struggles of returning from a deployment. The voice of the families left behind are also included, describing the challenges they faced, including the ultimate challenge--grappling with the death of a loved one. 

  • Guest: Peter Svoboda, author of Headhunter: 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq’s Diyala River Valley
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 Resources:

Headhunter: 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq’s Diyala River Valley
by Peter C. Svoboda
Web: https://www.casematepublishers.com/headhunter.html
Facebook/Twitter: @CasematePub

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Family Voices: Embracing the Spirit of Volunteerism w/ AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year

Family Voices: Embracing the Spirit of Volunteerism w/ AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year

December 21, 2020

Learn how military families are embracing the spirit of volunteerism from AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year – The Raines Family. Mrs. Brittany Raines, joins us today as she shares how her entire family has embraced the spirit of giving, being selected as AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year, and ways to give back. Learn about how military families have contributed to over 1 million acts of kindness through devoting their efforts to Giving Tuesday Military. Mrs. Raines reminds us to hunt the good and embrace everything that is in front of us.

  • Guest:
    • Mrs. Brittany Raines, Recipient of AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year
  • Host:
    •  Thea Green, AUSA’s Program Manager of Family Readiness

 

Resources:

 

Giving Tuesday

Web: https://www.givingtuesdaymilitary.com/

 

Operation Home Front

Web: https://operationhomefront.org/

 

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