AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Family Voices: Volunteers & Military Spouse Appreciation

May 17, 2021

 A simple thank you goes a long way. Today, the spouses of two Army senior leaders, Maria McConville and Alexandra Grinston, join Holly Dailey, AUSA’s new Director of Family Readiness, to show gratitude to our military families for their volunteerism and contributions. Additionally, two Army subject matter experts share tips on how to include volunteer experience on your resume, and how to track your volunteer hours in the new, improved Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) at  


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  • Guests: 
    Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army
    Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
    Teresa Briley, Director, Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel, U.S. Army
    Steve Yearwood, Program Analyst, Soldier and Family Readiness, ODCS G-9, U.S. Army


  • Host: 
    Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness 


This episode is brought to you by GEICO.  




U.S. Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, Installations 



U.S. Army, Office of the Army G-1, Personnel 



Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS)  


Military OneSource 


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