NCO Promotions, Unusual Jobs Featured in August Podcasts

NCO Promotions, Unusual Jobs Featured in August Podcasts

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing four new podcasts in August, including a discussion about the new NCO evaluation system, a look at three unusual Army jobs and information on resilience training for military families.

The first August podcast in the “Army Matters” series is a highly anticipated follow-up discussion with outgoing Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey about the new NCO evaluation system. In this episode, Dailey answers listener questions on everything from whether advance training gives NCOs an advantage to what happens if raters show favoritism to their buddies. The podcast will be available Aug. 5.

On Aug. 12, a podcast called “The Other Side of the Army” will highlight some unusual Army jobs. The episode will feature interviews with three soldiers—Capt. Allison Brager, a neuroscientist researching sleep and a member of the elite Army Warrior Fitness Team, Army diver Sgt. Joseph Hampton and Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Jones, who recruits gamers for the Army’s new esports team.

Next up is an episode featuring information on FOCUS, or Families Overcoming Under Stress, a program by UCLA and Harvard University that offers personalized training to military families to better meet the challenges of military life. The episode will be available Aug. 19. Learn more about FOCUS here.

The final podcast for August is a discussion with author Jon Mikolashek about his new book Blood, Guts and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I. The book explores Patton’s beginnings as a soldier and his battles leading up to the Great War—military experiences that would influence his development as a commander. The episode will be available Aug. 26. 

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