Retired SMA Dailey Kicks Off January Podcasts

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Friday, January 03, 2020

The Association of the U.S. Army is starting the new year with four new podcast episodes in January, including a closer look at the Soldier for Life Program and a book about one of the most significant battles of the Vietnam War.

The “Army Matters” series, which had more than 28,000 downloads in 2019 and was recognized by PodBean as one of its top 10 government podcasts, will kick off the new year with an episode featuring retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s incoming vice president of NCO and Soldier Programs.

During the episode, available Jan. 6, Dailey will interview retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston, the outgoing vice president of NCO and Soldier Programs, about leadership, Preston’s accomplishments, and what’s next as he retires and becomes a senior fellow for AUSA.

On Jan. 13, the podcast will showcase the work being done by the Army’s Soldier for Life program, which prepares soldiers for their transition to civilian life.

Next up is an episode on Army Emergency Relief. Retired Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, director of AER, will discuss how the organization is helping improve readiness within the Army by making sure soldiers’ families are taken care of financially. AER also is announcing a new category of assistance that will help soldiers, retirees and spouses with child care costs. The episode will be available Jan. 20.

The next podcast, available Jan. 27, will feature an interview with authors James McLeroy and Gregory Sanders about their new book, Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc. The authors, both veterans of the Vietnam War, provide a unique first-person perspective on one of the lesser-known but most significant battles of the war.

Learn more about the book here.

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