AUSA Releases New Podcasts in October

AUSA Releases New Podcasts in October

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing five new podcast episodes in October, including a special edition on AUSA Now, the association’s virtual annual meeting.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is a discussion on professional military education with retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Sparks, a former senior enlisted leader for Army Training and Doctrine Command who is now an adviser to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston.

During his tenure at TRADOC, Sparks is credited with being instrumental in leading the Army’s efforts to make the NCO education system more relevant and rigorous.

The episode is available Oct. 5.

The next episode, available Oct. 7, is a special edition featuring Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of Army Cyber Command. In a discussion with retired Gen. Carter Ham, AUSA president and CEO, Fogarty will discuss the recent transition of Army Cyber headquarters to Fort Gordon, Georgia, as well as the command’s shift to information warfare.

On Oct. 12, AUSA will release another special edition podcast. This episode will highlight AUSA Now, the association’s virtual annual meeting Oct. 13–16, and feature retired Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, AUSA vice president for membership and meetings.

AUSA Now will feature the Army’s top leaders, including Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Grinston. There also will be contemporary military forums, military family forums, virtual exhibits, presentations from the Army’s Warriors Corner, AUSA regional and chapter events, and much more.

For more on AUSA Now, click here.

Up next is a podcast on key findings from the recently released report “The Health of the Army Family: What We Know, What We Don’t, and What’s Next.” It will feature Laura Mitvalsky, director of health promotion and wellness at the Army Public Health Center.

The episode is available Oct. 19.

The next podcast will feature authors retired Lt. Gen. David Barno and Nora Bensahel, who will discuss their new book Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime, which takes a critical look at how and why the U.S. military must become more adaptable.

Barno, who served in the Army for 30 years, and Bensahel are visiting professors of strategic studies and senior fellows at the Merrill Center of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

The episode is available Oct. 26.

Full details on the podcasts are available at