AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Special Edition: SMA Grinston on Loss of SPC Guillen, Race and Diversity, This is My Squad, COVID-19 & ACFT2 Rollout

July 29, 2020

Today’s discussion with SMA Grinston covers a broad range of topics that are on the minds of our Soldiers, our leaders and our listeners.  These topics include: The loss of Army SPC Vanessa Guillen, racial inclusion and diversity in the Army, the impact of “This is My Squad,” an update on COVID-19 protection measures, and the new Army Combat Fitness Test 2 rollout. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at

  • Guest: Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston, 16th Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA)
  • Host: Sergeant Major of the Army (Retired) Daniel A. 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.



Sergeant Major of the Army


Twitter: @16thSMA


AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs


Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

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