AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in July

AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in July

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing two new podcasts in July as part of its relaunched “Army Matters” series.

First up is a podcast featuring Robert Irvine, chef, entrepreneur, author and host of the Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible. While he is mostly known as a celebrity chef and television host, Irvine got his start in the British Navy when he was just 15. He also runs 11 businesses employing more than 5,000 people, and he spends a lot of time meeting with—and feeding—troops around the world.

During the podcast, Irvine will talk about his military career, his new book for entrepreneurs and judge a (mostly) friendly podcast cooking competition.

The podcast is available July 5.

Next up is a podcast featuring retired Gen. Carter Ham, former commander of U.S. Africa Command and former AUSA president and CEO, and Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt, director of the Army Staff.

During the podcast, Ham will talk about what it was like being one of the first soldiers to volunteer to serve in the all-volunteer Army in 1973. Piatt will then talk about how the Army is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the all-volunteer force, which was created when then-Defense Secretary Melvin Laird announced in July 1973 that the U.S. military would fill its ranks with volunteers instead of draftees.

In the past 50 years, more than 11 million people have volunteered to serve their country in uniform.

The podcast is available July 19.

Ham’s account of his service also is featured in the July issue of ARMY magazine. Read it here.

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