Meet Your Army

Meet Your Army is a monthly series of interviews by Dr. Rory Cooper with notable people serving in or attached to the United States Army.

November 10, 2020 - CSM(Ret) Bart Womack
CSM(ret) Bart E. Womack served the United States Army with distinction for over 29 years as Drill Sergeant, Ranger Instructor, Relief Commander and Sergeant of the Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, serving in Iraq and Korea, and culminating his career in dual roles as Commandant and the 101st Airborne Division Command Sergeant Major. He retired from active duty on 30 June 2006. He was awarded two Bronze Stars, one for valor, and the Combat Infantryman Badge with star, among many other decorations.
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October 14, 2020 - COL David M. Rozelle
COL David M. Rozelle is the first amputee to return to U.S. military duty in a combat zone. Then-Captain Rozelle deployed to the town of Hit, Iraq as the commander of the 3rd ACR's K Troop ("Killer"). During operations in Hit, Rozelle's Humvee ran over an anti-tank mine which destroyed both the Humvee and Rozelle's right lower leg. This resulted in the amputation of Rozelle's foot and ankle. After being given an artificial leg, Rozelle returned to duty as commander of the 3rd Cavalry's Headquarters Troop. He then redeployed to Iraq with the 3rd ACR on their third tour in Iraq. Since his injury, Rozelle has completed the New York Marathon and written the book, Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith and Fortitude.
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September 17, 2020 - MG Mark J. Schindler
MG Mark J. Schindler is Deputy Adjutant General – Army, Pennsylvania National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters. He serves as the primary advisor to The Adjutant General for manning, equipping, and training the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as well as assisting The Adjutant General in supervision and management of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Prior to assuming this position, General Schindler served as the Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania National Guard.
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August 18, 2020 - LTG Walter E. Piatt
LTG Walter Piatt is Director of the Army Staff and is responsible for integrating and synchronizing the work of the Office of the Secretary and the Army Staff to meet the goals and priorities of the Secretary of the Army. His previous position was Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division, and he also served as the 52nd Chief of Infantry.
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