AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
Special Edition: Building Ethical Leadership Skills in Aspiring Military Leaders

Special Edition: Building Ethical Leadership Skills in Aspiring Military Leaders

August 18, 2021

How are students building ethical leadership skills as they prepare for military careers? Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs, interviews Billy Wells of University of North Georgia and Ken Tyler of the George C. Marshall International Center about the leadership development opportunities their organizations provide.

 

Guests:

  • Ken Tyler, Vice President of Development, George C. Marshall International Center
  • COL(R) Billy Wells, Senior Vice President for Leadership and Global Engagement, University of North Georgia

 

Host:

  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education and Programs

 

Resources:

 

George C. Marshall International Center

Web: https://www.georgecmarshall.org/

 

University of North Georgia
Web: https://ung.edu/

Corps of Cadets: https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/index.php

 

UNG-Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies Symposium (6-7 April 2022):

United States Higher Education & National Security

Web: https://ung.edu/institute-leadership-strategic-studies/annual-symposium/2022-symposium.php

 

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Family Voices: Together We Will – Operation Deploy Your Dress

Family Voices: Together We Will – Operation Deploy Your Dress

August 16, 2021

AUSA is teaming up with Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) in their mission to deploy America's patriotism one dress at a time. Yvonne Coombes, ODYD Executive Director and co-founder gives insight on how together we will be able to offer new and gently used formal wear to military members and spouses. Hear about ODYD’s latest efforts including their new Bridal Boutique and upcoming pop-up event at AUSA. To learn more about Operation Deploy Your Dress please check out their website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guest: Yvonne Coombes, Operation Deploy Your Dress, Executive Director and Co-Founder

 

 

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

 

  

Resources: 

 

Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) 

Website: https://operationdeployyourdress.org/

Facebook: @OperationDeployYourDress

Instagram: @ODYD1

Instagram: @ODYDBridal

Twitter: @ODYD2017

Special Edition: 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting Reserve Component Highlights

Special Edition: 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting Reserve Component Highlights

August 11, 2021

What’s happening at AUSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting? Join us to hear about the Reserve Component opportunities & highlights at this year's symposium. Discussing this year’s events are three premier leaders from the U.S. Army’s Reserve Component community, LTG (Ret.) Jack Stultz, AUSA Board Member, MG John Andonie, Deputy Director, Army National Guard, and Mr. Stephen Austin, Assistant Chief of Army Reserve. Listen as they describe what you can expect at this year’s conference and developments within the Army Reserve and National Guard component.

 

For more information on the Annual Meeting please check out the resource section below.

 

 

 

·       Host:

o COL(Ret.) Stanley Crow, AUSA’s former Director, Chapter and Region Support & National Guard Affairs

 

 

·       Guests:  

o   LTG (Ret.) Jack Stultz, AUSA Board Member

o   MG John Andonie, Deputy Director, Army National Guard

o   Mr. Stephen Austin, Assistant Chief of Army Reserve

 

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Resources: 

 

AUSA Registration

Web: https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/2021/register.cfm

 

U.S. Army Reserve

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

FB: @usarmyreserve

Twitter: @USArmyReserve

IG: @USArmyReserve

 

 

U.S. National Guard

Web: https://www.nationalguard.com/

FB: @thenationalguard  

Twitter: @usnationalguard

IG: @us.nationalguard

Army Real Talk: The Other Side of the Army & Army Fellow Farewell

Army Real Talk: The Other Side of the Army & Army Fellow Farewell

August 9, 2021

Join us for an exciting episode highlighting career opportunities the Army offers from utilizing the power of music to jumping out of airplanes. Hear first-hand from our guests, SGM Denver Dill, West Point Army Music Analytics Team Leader, and SFC David Flynn, U.S. Army Competition Parachutist for the Golden Knights as they share their paths into their unique careers. Plus, hear final remarks from our co-host, LTC Brittany Lloyd, as she bids farewell to AUSA.

 

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  • Guests: 
  • SGM Denver Dill, West Point Army Music Analytics Team Leader
  • SFC David Flynn, U.S. Army Competition Parachutist, Golden Knights

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
  • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow 

Resources: 

 

United States Military Academy West Point Army Band

Web: https://westpointband.com/

FB: @westpointband

IG: @westpointband

Twitter:@westpointband

 

 

Golden Knights

Web: https://www.goarmy.com/events/golden-knights.html

FB: @usarmygoldenknights

IG:@armygoldenknights

Twitter:@ArmyGK

Soldier Today: What’s New with the SMA – Cohesive Teams & Culture Change

Soldier Today: What’s New with the SMA – Cohesive Teams & Culture Change

August 2, 2021

Culture change is happening in the U.S. Army. AUSA’s SMA(R) Dailey interviews the Army’s SMA Grinston, about the changing the culture of the Army where engaged leaders build cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, and fit. 

 

  • Guest: SMA Michael A. Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army

 

  • Host: SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs

 

Resources:

 

Sergeant Major of the Army

Web: https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/

Twitter: @16thSMA

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

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

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Special Edition: Military PCS Moves

Special Edition: Military PCS Moves

July 28, 2021

PCS moves can be stressful. To ease your concerns we have Mrs. McConville, Mrs. Grinston, and Mrs. Raines joining us to provide their words of wisdom. Learn how resources such as the Army PCS Move app can assist military families make their next duty station change a smooth process. For more information on the app and additional resources please see the resource section below.

 

 

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

 

 

  • Guests: 
  • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Army Chief of Staff
  • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Brittany Raines, AUSA’s 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year Recipient

 

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Resources: 

Military OneSource

Web: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Army PCS Move App 

Thought Leaders: The Panzer Killers

Thought Leaders: The Panzer Killers

July 26, 2021

George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, and Terry de la Mesa Allen all paid tribute to MG Maurice Rose and his work leading 3rd Armored Division from Normandy into the heart of Germany. LTG(R) Dan Bolger—author of The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and His Spearhead Tank Division’s Charge into the Third Reich—joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to shine a light on this forgotten WWII battlefield leader.

Bolger was a combat commander in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A top graduate at The Citadel and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Bolger earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago. His military awards include five Bronze Star medals (one for valor) and the Combat Action Badge. He teaches history at North Carolina State University.

  • Guest: LTG (Ret) Daniel P. Bolger, author of The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and his Spearhead Tank Division’s Charge Into the Third Reich

  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

 

Resources:

 

Penguin Random House
The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and his Spearhead Tank Division’s Charge Into the Third Reich

 

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Family Voices: AUSA Chapters Supporting Soldiers & Families

Family Voices: AUSA Chapters Supporting Soldiers & Families

July 19, 2021

How do AUSA Chapters support Soldiers and their families? AUSA’s 122 chapters and 9 regions worldwide are primarily made up of volunteer members seeking to go the extra mile for our Soldiers and families. Highlighting AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter efforts at Fort Carson, Colorado and the surrounding area are SGM(Ret.) Scott Leeling, AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter President and Marissa Bolado, Vice President of AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter Family programs. They join us to provide insight and share resources available to Soldiers and their families. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guests: 
  • SGM(Ret.) Scott A. Leeling, AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter President
  • Marissa Bolado, Vice President of AUSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter Family Programs

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness  
  • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs    

  

Resources: 

 

AUSA – Pikes Peak Chapter 

Website: https://www.ausappc.org/

Email: PPAUSA.FamilyPrograms@gmail.com

 

 

Social Media Handles:

FB: @PikesPeakChapterAusa

 

  

Army Real Talk: 2020 Summer Olympics

Army Real Talk: 2020 Summer Olympics

July 12, 2021

U.S. Army Olympians, SFC Elizabeth Marks and SGT Samantha Schultz, joins us to discuss the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) on their way to represent Team USA in the 2020 Olympic Games. Listen as the soldier-athletes describe their accomplishments along their journey to the Olympics. Learn how WCAP offered them the opportunity to serve their country and pursue sports on an international level. To learn more about WCAP check out their website listed in the resource section below. 

 

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  • Guests: 
  • SGT Samantha Schultz, U.S. Army
  • SFC Elizabeth Marks, U.S. Army

 

  • Hosts: 
  • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 
  • LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s U.S. Army Fellow

  

  

Resources: 

Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

Web: https://www.armywcap.com

 

Social Media Handles:

FB: @USArmyWCAP

Twitter: @usarmywcap

IG:@usarmywcap

Special Edition: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (1921-2021)

Special Edition: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (1921-2021)

July 7, 2021

Honoring the unknown and providing inspiration for the future, the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier takes place throughout 2021.  Three Soldiers for Life with service at the Tomb join AUSA’s Dan Roper to describe these commemorative activities along with the Tomb’s enduring meaning.

Dedicated in 1921 as a “source of inspiration, reverence and love of country,” the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier honors an unknown American warrior who “represents no section, creed or race . . . and typifies the soul of America and the supreme sacrifice of her heroic dead.” The 2021 Centennial, not only commemorates the dedication a century ago, but provides an opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the enduring meaning of the Tomb and its relevance to all citizens whether they have served in the military or not.

  • Guests:
    • Richard Azzaro, President, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
    • COL (Ret) Joe Buche, Executive Director, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
    • SGM (Ret) Gavin McIlvenna, President, Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies

 

Resources:

 

Society of the Honor Guard,
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS)
Web: https://tombguard.org/
Centennial: https://tombguard.org/centennial

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Foundation
Web: https://www.tomboftheunknownsoldierfoundation.com/

 

The Old Guard – 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment
Web: https://oldguard.mdw.army.mil/

 

Arlington Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (TUS-100):
https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/TUS-100

 

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