AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in March

AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in March

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing seven new podcasts in March, including episodes highlighting the upcoming Global Force Next conference, ongoing quality of life efforts and the latest on Army Futures Command’s Team Ignite.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a conversation with Staff Sgt. Dexter Hicks, host of “NCOPD Live.” Through his online show, Hicks works to help train, coach and develop his fellow NCOs.

The episode is available March 1.

Next, on March 8, is a podcast focused on three Army women. Retired Lt. Col. Robin Johnson, chief of staff for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial; Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia, director of defense operations for Merit; and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter, senior warrant officer adviser to the Army chief of staff, will share their stories.

Johnson also will discuss a campaign by the memorial to build a registry recording the service and stories of the 3 million women who have served in the military. So far, the registry includes nearly 300,000 women’s stories.

On March 10, AUSA will release the first of two podcasts on Global Force Next, the association’s three-day virtual event featuring keynote presentations from senior leaders and a focus on the Army’s modernization efforts.

Global Force Next will take place March 16–18, and this year’s theme is “The U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow through Persistent Modernization.”

In this episode, Gen. Mike Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command, will talk to retired Gen. Robert Brown, AUSA executive vice president, about the latest on the Army’s modernization efforts, the challenges facing the force and what’s next for his command.

Gen. Ed Daly, commanding general for Army Materiel Command, will provide his perspective during the second podcast, available March 17.

Murray and Daly are both scheduled to speak during Global Force Next.

The podcast available March 15 will feature Dee Geise, chief of the Soldier and Family Readiness Division in the Army G-9, who will provide an update on the Army’s Quality of Life Task Force and the work it’s doing for soldiers and families. This includes efforts to improve housing, child care, health care, permanent change-of-station moves and spouse employment.

On March 22, author and retired colonel Kevin Weddle will discuss his book, The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution.

The book, published in February, offers an authoritative history of the pivotal Battle of Saratoga and how the American victory in 1777 stunned the world and changed the course of the American Revolution.

The last podcast for the month will feature Col. Stephanie Ahern and Jean Vettel, who will discuss Army Futures Command’s Team Ignite and its Future Study Program.

The program is a series of learning events that examine how Army forces can integrate emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics to deter, fight and win.

The episode is available March 29.

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