New AUSA Podcast Episodes Coming in September
The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing a full slate of podcast episodes in September, with eight new entries on everything from recruiting and suicide prevention to urban operations and information warfare.
First up in the “Army Matters” series is a special episode featuring Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph Martin and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston. The two leaders will talk about suicide prevention, building cohesive teams and the “This is My Squad” initiative.
The episode is available Sept. 3.
Next up is an interview with Command Sgt. Maj. John Foley, the new senior enlisted leader for Army Recruiting Command. Foley, who has more than 31 years of service in the Army, was sworn in July 23. He previously was the command sergeant major for the Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The episode is available Sept. 7.
On Sept. 9, AUSA will release another special edition podcast, this time 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.
The next podcast will feature a discussion with Barbara Guy, director of the Career Management Policy Office, who will discuss upcoming changes affecting Army civilian employees and their career programs. The episode will be available Sept. 14.
Army civilians also will be interested in the next podcast, featuring Margarita Devlin, principal deputy undersecretary for benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the Sept. 16 episode, Devlin will talk about transition resources for Army civilians.
Up next is an update on the Military Health System. Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Defense Health Agency, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg, the senior enlisted leader for the agency, will discuss military health reform initiatives, the ongoing race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, the impact of the pandemic on military health, updates on Tricare and more.
The episode will be available Sept. 21.
To close out the month, AUSA will release a two-part discussion on urban operations.
The first episode, available Sept. 28, will feature retired Maj. John Spencer, chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point; Russell Glenn, director of plans and policy in the G-2 for Army Training and Doctrine Command; and retired Col. Patrick Mahaney Jr., senior adviser in DoD’s National Security Innovation Network.
Part two of the discussion will be released Sept. 30. Guests include Spencer; Daphne Richemond-Barak, assistant professor in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Israel’s IDC Herzliya; and Jeremiah Rozman, a national security analyst at AUSA.
Full details on the podcasts are available at https://www.ausa.org/podcast.