AUSA Relaunches Podcast Series With 3 New Episodes

AUSA Relaunches Podcast Series With 3 New Episodes

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing three new podcasts in October as part of a major relaunch of its “Army Matters” series.

First launched in February 2019, the podcast is undergoing some major changes, with new show music, increased storytelling chops and a focus on leadership lessons across the total Army that will be officially introduced Oct. 10.

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

AUSA will feature three new podcasts in October.

First up is an Oct. 3 podcast featuring Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston.

The Army’s senior enlisted leader spoke to AUSA ahead of the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition scheduled for Oct. 10–12 in Washington, D.C.

Listen as Grinston talks about the Army Ten-Miler, which is returning to an in-person race Oct. 9 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new award for the Army’s Best Squad and the announcement of the next Honorary Sergeant Major of the Army, both of which will be revealed during the Annual Meeting.

Grinston also will provide a preview of his initiatives—which he will discuss during a briefing at the Annual Meeting—for his final year as sergeant major of the Army.

Next up is an episode featuring retired Master Sgt. Cedric King, who was wounded July 25, 2012, while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan. An improvised explosive device disfigured King’s right hand and caused him to lose both legs, forever changing his mission and his life.

King is now a nationally recognized speaker, author and leader who runs marathons and competes in triathlons in his free time.

The podcast is available Oct. 10.

On Oct. 24, AUSA will release a podcast featuring retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis Wilson, an AUSA senior fellow who is also president of the Military Women’s Memorial.

Wilson, who served a 37-year Army career, will discuss the memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery as it marks its 25th anniversary, its significance to the nation and the stories of the women it honors.

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