AUSA Features 2 New Podcasts in November

AUSA Features 2 New Podcasts in November

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing two new podcasts in November, following a major relaunch of its “Army Matters” series.

First up in November is a podcast featuring Raymond James Raymond, author of Elite Souls: Portraits of Valor in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Elite Souls features five highly decorated West Point graduates who are recipients of the academy’s Nininger Award. Named for 2nd Lt. Alexander Nininger, a 1941 West Point graduate who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Philippines during World War II, the award recognizes graduates who are “an exemplar of heroic action in battle,” according to the West Point Association of Graduates.

The podcast is available Nov. 7.

Next, on Nov. 21, the podcast will feature retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chad Butters, founder and CEO of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. Part of the “Army Matters” veteran entrepreneurship series, Butters, who retired from the Army in 2015 and has spent more than 25 years as a military and civilian pilot, will share how he went from flying to running a distillery in the farm country of Pennsylvania.

First launched in February 2019, AUSA’s podcast underwent some major changes, with new show music, increased storytelling chops and a focus on leadership lessons across the total Army. The new version of “Army Matters” was officially introduced Oct. 10.

Additionally, the series has moved from weekly releases to every other Monday and will feature inspirational leadership stories, current issues for NCOs, military families’ journeys and in-depth discussions on the Army’s past and future.

Full details on the podcasts are available at Listeners also can subscribe to “Army Matters” for updates.