AUSA Releases New Podcast Episodes in July

AUSA Releases New Podcast Episodes in July

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing six new podcast episodes in July, including a special edition on race in the Army and an episode on the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is an episode featuring Ken Wong, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army for Pennsylvania-East. Wong will discuss the role of CASAs, business and community leaders appointed by the Army secretary to advise and support Army leaders across the country.

The episode is available July 6.

On July 8, a group of former soldiers—including a retired lieutenant colonel, a retired major and a retired first sergeant—discuss their experiences with race in the Army. The special edition podcast episode follows two livestream events featuring current and retired Army leaders discussing the same topic.

Next up is an episode featuring Cee Freeman, vice president and deputy associate director of the planning and design team for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. The memorial has been approved for construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. For more on the memorial, click here.

The episode is available July 13.

Col. Deydre Teyhen, commander of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research will be featured on the next podcast, available July 20. Teyhen will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and how it effects military families.

On July 27, the podcast will feature retired Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, a former commander of Army Space and Missile Defense Command, who will discuss his paper “The U.S. Army and the U.S. Space Force.” The paper, published by AUSA, argues that as Space Force begins to take shape, it will be critical for the Army to retain the space-related capabilities it needs to perform its missions and ensure soldiers are taken care of. The full paper is available here

The sixth podcast for the month is a special edition featuring the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. AUSA has been following the unit, also known as the Black Jack Brigade, as it completed a rotation in Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

The episode is available July 29.

Full details on the podcasts are available at