AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in March

AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in March

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing two new podcasts in March as part of its “Army Matters” series, including an episode featuring Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Weimer.

In a podcast available March 13, Weimer will talk about the first six months of his tenure as sergeant major of the Army, growing up as an Army brat, his leadership theories and how the Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan influenced one of his favorite training exercises.

A career special operations soldier, Weimer was sworn in last August as the Army’s senior enlisted leader.

Next up is a podcast featuring retired Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, author of Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness.

Martin served in the Army for 36 years, commanding several engineer units, deploying to combat multiple times, including to Iraq, and serving as commandant of the Army Engineer School and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Martin also has a doctorate degree and two master’s degrees from MIT. He was commandant of the Army War College and president of the National Defense University.

Over the course of his career, Martin developed manic tendencies that became more and more pronounced, eventually leading to his forced resignation as president of the National Defense University and a stay at a Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatric ward.

During the podcast, Martin will discuss his book, the highs and lows of his career and illness and how his family and routine led him to a new life of recovery and joy.

The podcast is available March 27.

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