AUSA Releases Full Slate of June Podcasts

AUSA Releases Full Slate of June Podcasts

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing six new podcast episodes in June, including a special edition featuring Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is an episode featuring Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers, commandant of the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence. Sellers will discuss how the Army Sergeants Major Academy became an accredited school under the Command and General Staff College, graduating its first class of students with bachelor’s degrees in leadership and workforce development.

The episode is available June 1.

The special edition featuring Hyten will be released June 3. In the episode, retired Gen. Carter Ham, AUSA president and CEO, talks to Hyten about DoD’s COVID-19 response efforts and how the military’s top leaders are modernizing, adapting and preparing the force for multidomain operations.

Next up is an episode focused on the Army’s COVID-19 response featuring Brig. Gen. Amy Hannah, the Army’s chief of public affairs. The episode will be released June 8.

An interview with Ginger Perkins, author of the upcoming AUSA book Customs, Courtesies and Traditions of the United States Army: A Primer for Family Members will be available June 15.

The book is a comprehensive reference book aimed at bringing spouses, parents, siblings, extended family members and friends closer to the bigger Army family by explaining their soldier’s world.

Perkins, an Army spouse for 38 years, and her husband, retired Gen. David Perkins, are now Army parents.

On June 22, the podcast will feature a discussion with author L. Scott Lingamfelter, who will talk about his new book, Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War. The book, an AUSA title, highlights the war from the perspective of the artillery forces that contributed to the defeat of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces in Kuwait.

The final podcast in June is another special edition. This episode, available June 29, highlights women’s contributions to the Army and beyond. Guests include retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis Wilson, president of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation and an AUSA senior fellow, and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock, treasurer for the Army Women’s Foundation.

Full details on the podcasts are available at