AUSA 2013 Conference

Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Jared Serbu was on-site at the 2013 AUSA Conference.

While there, Jared had the chance to speak with Army officials on some of the biggest topics and issues facing the service. Listen to his interviews located below the photo gallery.

Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu interviews Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno at the 2013 AUSA conference. Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to view a photo gallery of the event.

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Gen. Ray Odierno
Chief of Staff
U.S. Army

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This is an era of dynamic uncertainty for the Army. So says Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. It’s the ups and downs of the budget, coupled with the changing nature of the enemy. Gen. Odierno talks with Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu about his priorities and the impact of the government shutdown on the Army.

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Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler

U.S. Army

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“How does that make you feel?” Soldiers are known to be a stoic bunch. But it’s Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler’s job to get them to open up emotionally. Boosting soldiers’ morale can turn them into better warriors and future leaders.

Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris
Cyber Command
U.S. Army

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An infantryman with nearly three decades’ experience is now leading the Army’s cyber warriors. Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris became the senior enlisted advisor at Army Cyber Command in August. Harris tells Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu about Cyber Command and their goals.

Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips
Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
U.S. Army

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The uncertainty about future government funding is making it hard for the Army to carry out costly modernization programs. Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips is the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith
Director of Human Capital Core Enterprise
Army Reserve

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If the Army doesn’t need you anymore, you might find a place with the Army Reserve. Or so it hopes. The drawdown of active duty soldiers in Afghanistan offers a prime opportunity for the Reserve to recruit skilled warriors and boost its power in relation to the services. Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith is director of Human Capital Core Enterprise at the Army Reserve.

Lt. Gen. Keith Walker
Capabilities Integration Command
U.S. Army

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The Army has a 30-year plan to protect its science and technology priorities from changing economic fortunes. But can it withstand sequestration and the topsy turvy political climate? Lt. Gen. Keith Walker is commanding general of U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Command.