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October Podcasts Highlight Mentoring, Talent Management

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing four new podcast episodes in October, including more information on the Army’s talent management efforts and counseling and mentoring among noncommissioned officers.

The first October podcast in the “Army Matters” series features a discussion on how aspiring leaders can become effective mentors. The episode will be co-hosted by retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Troy Welch, both of AUSA’s NCO and Soldier Programs. They will talk about mentorship styles, sharing information, and the importance of being open to learning from others regardless of their age or rank. The podcast will be available Oct. 7. 

On the Oct. 14 podcast, a group of experts from the Army Talent Management Task Force will provide a deep dive into talent management changes, including congressional authorizations and brevet versus merit-based promotions.

Next up is an episode geared toward military families. Debbie Nichols, founder and CEO of the Military Children’s Collaborative Group, will talk about how she became involved in the military children’s community through her daughter’s deployment, and how she established the group as a support system for children affected by deployment. The podcast will be available Oct. 21.

The next podcast, available Oct. 28, will feature author James Fenelon, who will discuss his new book Four Hours of Fury: The Untold Story of World War II’s Largest Airborne Invasion and the Final Push into Nazi Germany. The book follows the 17th Airborne Division as it prepared for Operation Varsity, a campaign that would rival Normandy in scale and become one of the most successful and important of the war. Fenelon served in the military for over a decade and is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne, Jumpmaster and Pathfinder schools. Learn more about the book here.

Full details are available at https://podcast.ausa.org.