AUSA Releases New Podcast Episodes in August

AUSA Releases New Podcast Episodes in August

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing six new podcast episodes in August, including a special edition featuring the outgoing director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and an episode on recruiting and training in a post-COVID-19 world.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a special episode featuring Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, who just wrapped up his tenure as director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. During the episode, available Aug. 3, Hooper talks to retired Gen. Carter Ham, AUSA president and CEO, about his Army career and the latest in DoD security cooperation efforts.

On Aug. 10, the podcast will discuss recruiting and training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The episode will feature retired Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, former commanding general of the Center for Initial Military Training.

Next up is a special edition podcast on immunizations featuring experts from the Defense Health Agency. The episode will discuss the latest information on immunizations and why it’s important for military families to keep their shots up to date during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the runup to this year’s flu season. The episode is available Aug. 12.

On Aug. 17, the podcast will feature Lisa Hallett, president and co-founder of Wear Blue: Run to Remember, and Dave Leach, chief operations officer for Wear Blue and director of the organization’s For the Fighting race program.

Wear Blue: Run to Remember is a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. troops. The group works to unite and support troops and their families, veterans, Gold Star families and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships, according to its website.

The next episode, available Aug. 24, will feature a discussion on the Army’s role in developing pilot programs for COVID-19 field hospitals and COVID-19 modeling efforts. David Pittman, director of the Army Engineer Research and Development Center and director of research and chief scientist for the Army Corps of Engineers, will be featured.

The last episode for the month features an interview with author Susan Eisenhower, who will discuss her new book How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions. The episode featuring the 34th U.S. president’s granddaughter will be available Aug. 31.

Full details on the podcasts are available at