AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in April

AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in April

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing seven new podcasts in April, including an update from Army Human Resources Command and information on the Army’s new installation strategy.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a conversation with Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo, the new senior enlisted leader for Human Resources Command.

A native of Somerset, Kentucky, McAdoo joined the Army in 1992 and has served in several command and staff positions across the U.S. and in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. His previous assignments include the Defense Health Agency, the 101st Airborne Division, 7th Special Forces Group, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and the 82nd Airborne Division.

The episode is available April 5.

Next up is an episode featuring the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. AUSA will follow soldiers from the brigade during their deployment over the next few months, including training with troops in Mongolia.

The podcast is available April 12.

On April 14, Jack Surash, the senior official performing the duties of the assistant Army secretary for installations, energy and environment, will discuss the Army’s new installation strategy. The strategy, released earlier this year, describes how Army posts will modernize over the next 15-plus years to support multidomain operations.

Up next is a discussion on how the Army is working to improve child care options and accessibility for Army families featuring Helen Roadarmel, chief of the Army’s child, youth and schools branch.

During the interview, available April 19, Roadarmel will talk about how COVID-19 has affected child care needs across the force and resources available to Army families.

The next podcast is a special edition featuring Sgt. Maj. Sharita Onugha, senior enlisted adviser for the Army Resilience Directorate. Onugha will discuss the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign, which aims to provide resources and capabilities to guide the Army’s efforts to build the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and family preparedness and resilience of the total force.

The podcast will be available April 21.

On April 26, retired Gen. George Joulwan and David Chanoff will discuss their new book, Watchman at the Gates: A Soldier’s Journey from Berlin to Bosnia, which chronicles Joulwan’s career.

Present at both the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, Joulwan served multiple tours in Germany during the Cold War and two tours in Vietnam. He also served in the White House and witnessed the last acts of the Watergate scandal. He went on to lead the U.S. Southern Command and was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces in Europe during the Rwandan genocide and the Bosnian peacekeeping missions of the 1990s.

The final podcast for the month features Jill Londagin, director of the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program. Londagin, who has been in the job since September, will discuss ongoing efforts to improve the SHARP program and reduce sexual assault and harassment in the ranks.

An Army veteran who is trained in marriage and family therapy and has experience working on issues such as substance abuse, suicide prevention and behavioral health, Londagin has said she believes leaders must work to earn soldiers’ trust.

“Until our actions show that we have zero tolerance for sexual assault and harassment within our units by holding perpetrators accountable for their actions regardless of rank or position, we will continue to face [sexual assault] within our Army,” she said, according to an Army news article. “We need to do better than this because we are better than this.”

The episode is available April 28.

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