AUSA Releases 4 New Podcasts in September

AUSA Releases 4 New Podcasts in September

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing four new podcasts in September, including a conversation with the Army’s top general in the Indo-Pacific and insights from a two-star general who has deployed 18 times.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is an interview with Gen. Charles Flynn, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific. Flynn, who has been in the job since June 2021, will talk about why the Indo-Pacific is a consequential place for soldiers to serve. He also will discuss the unique training opportunities and challenges in one of the world’s most critical theaters.

The episode is available Sept. 5.

Next up, on Sept. 12, is a podcast featuring Maj. Gen. Michelle Schmidt, director of force development in the office of the deputy Army chief of staff for resource management, or G-8.

During the podcast, Schmidt will describe how her 18 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, most of them with special operations forces, shaped her thoughts on building and leading great teams.

On Sept. 19, the podcast will feature retired Maj. Gen. James Johnson, president and CEO of Operation Gratitude, and Alaina Hansom, of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in collaboration with CHAMP, which stands for Consortium for Health and Military Performance at the Uniformed Services University.

During the podcast, Johnson and Hansom will talk about Operation Gratitude’s mission to create opportunities for the public to share their gratitude with military members and first responders through letters, care packages and more. They also will talk about CHAMP’s work to optimize human performance and improve the resilience of service members and their families.

Finally, on Sept. 26, Tim Kennedy, Green Beret and former mixed-martial arts fighter, will discuss his book, Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself.

In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy offers lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms to unlock the strongest version of yourself, according to a description of the book. From the war zone to trouble at home, Kennedy describes how failures shaped him into the businessman and family man he is today.

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