AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast
Leading Great Teams: Goal Setting, Grit, and Unyielding Optimism

Leading Great Teams: Goal Setting, Grit, and Unyielding Optimism

March 14, 2022

“I landed and just heard my leg go pop.” – 1LT Maggie Gleason describing her painful landing after jumping from an airplane during Army Ranger training. She joins AUSA’s Scott Halstead to talk about her leadership journey, including her story of perseverance in earning her Ranger tab despite being injured.

  • Guest: 1LT Maggie Gleason, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, United States Army

  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center for Leadership

Resources:

2nd Cavalry Regiment, United States Army
Web: https://www.2cr.army.mil/

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Soldier Today: What’s New with the SMA? Implementing Army Senior Leadership’s Vision

Soldier Today: What’s New with the SMA? Implementing Army Senior Leadership’s Vision

March 7, 2022

What’s new with the SMA? Today, SMA(R) Dailey interviews SMA Grinston about the things he is doing to implement our Army senior leaders’ vision, shape the culture of the Army and give us an overall update on how our Army is doing.

  • Guest: SMA Michael Grinston, 16th SMA

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

 

Resources:

Pentagon, HQDA
Twitter (Grinston): @16thSMA
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://t.co/limoaNq8HT

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs
Web: https://www.ausa.org/programs/nco-and-soldiers
Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

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Thought Leaders: Immortal Valor

Thought Leaders: Immortal Valor

February 28, 2022

Over one million African Americans served in World War II. Not one was awarded the Medal of Honor until the Army revisited the issue almost fifty years later. Robert Child, author of Immortal Valor, joins AUSA's Joe Craig to share stories of the seven men who were finally recognized with the nation’s highest military award.

  • Guest:  Robert Child, author of Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Winners of World War II

  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA Book Program Director

Resources:

Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Winners of World War II

Family Voices: The Piestewa Challenge – Honoring Women in Combat

Family Voices: The Piestewa Challenge – Honoring Women in Combat

February 21, 2022

What is the Piestewa Challenge? Lisa Hallett, executive director and co-founder of wear blue: run to remember, tells us how you can join this challenge and honor women in combat. Learn how wear blue: run to remember has evolved into a community that honors all service members and helps others heal from the challenges of war. For more information on the Piestewa Challenge check out the resource section below.

 

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  • Guest: 
  • Lisa Hallett, Executive Director and Co-Founder of wear blue: run to remember

 

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

    

Resource: 

 

wear blue: run to remember

Website: www.wearblueruntoremember.org/piestewa-challenge

 

Social Media Platforms

Instagram: @wearblue

Twitter: @wearblue

Facebook: @wearblue

Leading Great Teams: Senior NCOs Build and Lead Impactful Teams (Airborne & Ranger Training Brigade)

Leading Great Teams: Senior NCOs Build and Lead Impactful Teams (Airborne & Ranger Training Brigade)

February 14, 2022

Senior Non-commissioned officers build and lead disciplined, lethal, cohesive, and honorable teams. COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center of Leadership, speaks with CSM Eric Buonopane of the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade about what has shaped him professionally and his philosophy on leader development. The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade conducts transformational training to develop and deliver competent and capable Rangers, Parachutists, Jumpmasters, and Reconnaissance Leaders to enable the U.S. Army and the Joint Force to prevail in combat.

  • Guest: CSM Eric Buonopane, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade

  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center for Leadership

  

Resources:

Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB)
U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence
Web: https://www.benning.army.mil/Infantry/ARTB/

 

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Soldier Today: Brain Health with BrainSpan’s Dr. Johnston

Soldier Today: Brain Health with BrainSpan’s Dr. Johnston

February 7, 2022

Why don’t we focus more on keeping our brains healthy? A lot of research has gone into answering that question. Today, SMA(R) Dailey interviews LTC (Ret) Dr. Daniel T. Johnston about the journey of becoming a doctor, understanding the brain, and mental fitness. Dr. Johnston is a leader in preventative healthcare, brain performance, and human resilience. He also co-founded BrainSpan. BrianSpan provides healthcare providers with a scientifically validated, objective brain wellness assessment that can help improve your brain’s function today as well as keep your brain sharp as you age.

 

  • Guest: LTC (Ret) Dr. Daniel T. Johnston, Co-Founder, BrainSpan

 

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

 

Resources:

 

BrainSpan

Web: https://www.brainspan.com/

 

AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs

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

Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

 

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Leading Great Teams: Practicing Mission Command (173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy)

Leading Great Teams: Practicing Mission Command (173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy)

January 31, 2022

What does it take to develop trust with Company-level Commanders and First Sergeants?  COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center of Leadership, speaks with COL Michael Kloepper and CSM Christopher Clapin of the 173rd Airborne Brigade about what and who have shaped them as leaders. The command team then describes why their leader development program focuses on company-level Commanders and First Sergeants.  Ultimately, the 173rd Airborne Brigade leader development initiatives are designed to empower Squad Leaders, the drivers of unit culture and readiness.  The 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sky Soldiers) is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapid forces to the United States European, Africa and Central Commands areas of responsibilities. Forward based in Italy and Germany, the Brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build interoperability and strengthen the Alliance. 

  • Guests:

    • COL Michael F. Kloepper, Commander, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army
    • CSM Christopher D. Clapin, Sergeant Major, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director of AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources:

173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army
Web: https://www.skysoldiers.army.mil/

 

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Thought Leaders: Nazis on the Potomac

Thought Leaders: Nazis on the Potomac

January 24, 2022

Fort Hunt, now an open space between the Pentagon and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, was the site of secret operations during World War II. Robert K. Sutton, author of Nazis on the Potomac, joins AUSA’s Joe Craig to discuss the military intelligence programs at the site.  The American soldiers at Fort Hunt, many who were Jews that had escaped Nazi Germany as children, interrogated high-level German prisoners and analyzed captured documents to gather crucial information for commanders to win the war.  

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  • Guest:  Robert K. Sutton, author of Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II

 

  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA Book Program Director

 

Resources:

 

Case Mate Publishers: Nazis on the Potomac

Web: https://www.casematepublishers.com/nazis-on-the-potomac.html#.YersEP7MJnI

 

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Family Voices: Preparedness – Army Spouse Resource Toolbox

Family Voices: Preparedness – Army Spouse Resource Toolbox

January 17, 2022

Are you prepared? Join us to learn how to prepare your Army spouse Resource Toolbox for the unexpected curveballs life throws. Krista Simpson Anderson, has been a military spouse for 13 years and she shares the importance of being equipped and empowered as a military spouse. Listen as she shares the resources in her toolbox and what you should have in yours. To prepare your Resource Toolbox check out the resources section below. 

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

 

  • Guest: Krista Simpson Anderson, Unquiet Professional Co-Founder

 

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

 

    

Resources: 

 

AUSA Family Readiness Resources

Website: www.ausa.org/military-families

 

Unquiet Professional

Website: www.theunquietprofessional.org/partners/

Army Real Talk: Celebrating 200 Episodes & BIG Future Plans

Army Real Talk: Celebrating 200 Episodes & BIG Future Plans

January 10, 2022

Never can say goodbye, instead we will say thank you! Join us as we celebrate our 200th episode and discuss what's new for the podcast in 2022. LTC Bradley Cooper, Army Real Talk’s original co-host, returns to close our final Army Real Talk segment with Nzinga Curry. Listen as they highlight some their favorite episodes and what you can expect in the new segment, Leading Great Teams.  

 

·       Guest: LTC Bradley Cooper, Army Talent Management Task Force, U.S. Army

 

·       Host: Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs 

  

 

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