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Episode 7:

Watch how the Army keeps up with the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

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    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

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    As a family physician and AMEDD officer on the U.S. Army healthcare team, Lt. Co...

    TAGS: family man family physician army physician amedd officer family medicine physician

    Family Man: A Family Medicine Physician on the Army Healthcare Team
    02:15
  • Lieutenant Colonel James D. Mancuso

    Colonel Mancuso offers his rationale for choosing Army medicine as a career choi...

    Lieutenant Colonel James D. Mancuso
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  • My Story

    LTC Hustead describes what it means to him to be part of a team of professionals...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

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    LTC Thomas Hustead, M. D. - Family Physician
    My Story
    04:22
  • Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse

    Captain Samuel Sama, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/benefits - ...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse
    01:28
  • Guiding college-bound students

    Watch how an Army ROTC scholarship took CPT Michael Pope from combat to communic...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: signal officer Enrollment Officer ROTC

    Guiding college-bound students
    01:57
  • Being An Army Engineer Officer

    LT COL Brian Slack explains how people and technology come together in the Army.

    CATEGORY: Technology and Weapons

    TAGS: engineer officer Engineering Technology

    Being An Army Engineer Officer
    01:03
  • Life as an Aviation Officer

    CPT Julie Opfer explains how someone with no prior flight experience has thrived...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Aviation Officership Benefits Army Aviation Blackhawk

    Life as an Aviation Officer
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  • The role of a Military Intelligence Officer

    Hear how LT COL Whitney Allen turns satellite and source information into Army i...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Military Intelligence Officer Intelligence Leadership

    The role of a Military Intelligence Officer
    03:04
  • Being a member of the West Point family

    Hear Cadet Gabra Perez explain the academic and leadership training she received...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: West Point Officership Education Training scholarships

    Being a member of the West Point family
    01:24
  • LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

    See how the unique training, mentorship and experiences you get at 2-year Americ...

    CATEGORY: Education Officership ROTC

    Learning to Lead
    LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
    7:39
  • Steady employment, pay raises, promotions

    The Army has provided at least $100,000 in education benefits to me…I’ve been em...

    CATEGORY: Officership Benefits Education

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    Steady employment, pay raises, promotions
    1:01
  • Starting at the top

    Captain Kenrick Forrester “knows how to lead people across any spectrum…. Here I...

    CATEGORY: ROTC Education Officership

    Starting at the top
    1:01
  • Training Soldiers to be better, faster, stronger

    Major Eric McCoy finds that “The Army’s strength is in its people… it’s about th...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    Training Soldiers to be better, faster, stronger
    1:00
  • For Those Born to Lead

    “If you’re on student government… if you’re the kind of person that people rally...

    For Those Born to Lead
    0:30
  • It’s the Best Job in the World

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  • Army ROTC: From Student to Officer

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    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership ROTC

    Army ROTC: From Student to Officer
    04:00
  • Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks

    In OCS, college graduates and Soldiers with degrees, like Candidate Ricky Jones,...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership Officer Candidate School

    Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks
    03:56
  • West Point: Graduate as an Officer

    A rigorous curriculum and unparalleled training in leadership, that’s why Cadet ...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    West Point: Graduate as an Officer
    03:58
  • Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer

    If you have a specialized profession or background as a civilian, you can be dir...

    CATEGORY: Officership

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    Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer
    03:55
  • Proudest Moments

    Chaplain Gauthier began his Army career as a Reserve Soldier. See his journey to...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs Chaplain

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    Proudest Moments
    01:48
  • Chaplain Panzer

    See what Father Panzer has to say about his Army Chaplain training and why he ca...

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    Chaplain Panzer
    01:42
  • Jerome Brumby

    See how Jerome made the most of his opportunities in the Army.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Chemical Officer WMDs

    Jerome Brumby
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  • BECOME AN OFFICER

    Diversity of officership in the Army. Men and woman who inspire and motivate.

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    BECOME AN OFFICER
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  • ARMY ROTC

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    ARMY ROTC
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  • DIRECT COMMISSION

    Video of two post graduates that obtained education and officership through the ...

    DIRECT COMMISSION
    03:02
  • OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL

    explains how prior service and recent graduates can get on the fast track to off...

    OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL
    03:07
  • Why I Joined – CPT Paz Munoz

    See why CPT Paz Munoz was inspired to become an officer in the Army Reserve.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Family Medicine Benefits Officership

    Why I Joined – CPT Paz Munoz
    0:20
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    Find out how CPT Paz Munoz used her skills as a Critical Care Nurse in the Army ...

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    Skills In Action – CPT Paz Munoz
    0:17
  • Skills For Civilian Success – CPT Paz Munoz

    CPT Paz Munoz explains how the Army Reserve helped her advance in her civilian c...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Officership Family Benefits Medicine

    Skills For Civilian Success – CPT Paz Munoz
    0:17
  • Why I Joined – CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil

    See why CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil was inspired to become an officer in the Army...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Officership Benefits

    Why I Joined – CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil
    0:25
  • Skills In Action – CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil

    Find out how CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil used his skills as a Civil Affairs Offic...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Officership Benefits

    Skills In Action – CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil
    0:24
  • Skills For Civilian Success – CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil

    CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil explains how the Army Reserve helped him advance his ...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Officership Benefits

    Skills For Civilian Success – CPT Alec Augustine-Marceil
    0:17
  • Why I Joined – 2LT Rebekah Kim

    See why 2LT Rebekah Kim was inspired to become an officer in the Army Reserve.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Officership ROTC Benefits Family

    Why I Joined – 2LT Rebekah Kim
    0:20
  • Skills In Action – 2LT Rebekah Kim

    Find out how 2LT Rebekah Kim used her skills as a Human Resources Officer in the...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Officership Benefits Family ROTC

    Skills In Action – 2LT Rebekah Kim
    0:17
  • Green to Gold

    First Lieutenant Terrance Wilson (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experi...

    1LT Terrance Wilson
    Green to Gold
    02:21
  • The Campus Cadre

    Soldiers describe the role of the cadre of the ROTC program. Role of the Cadre i...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    The Campus Cadre
    01:38
  • Making Officers, Building Leaders

    Soldiers describe the ROTC program and their experiences - what it takes to beco...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Training

    Making Officers, Building Leaders
    02:20
  • A Balanced College Experience

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    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Scholarships

    A Balanced College Experience
    02:03
  • Making Officers, Building Leaders

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    Making Officers, Building Leaders
    02:20
  • Skills That Last A Lifetime

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    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    Skills That Last A Lifetime
    02:02
  • With Strength Comes Responsibility

    Soldiers talk about their experience of being in the ROTC. Officers talks about ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Money For College

    With Strength Comes Responsibility
    01:50
  • The Making of an Army Officer

    Watch Soldiers talk about their personal experiences in the ROTC. “I wanted to h...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    The Making of an Army Officer
    02:17
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences. ROTC benefits: ci...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC West Point

    Making of an Officer
    02:21
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    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences - what makes a goo...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC National Guard

    Making of an Officer
    03:00
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences, experience of the...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

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    CATEGORY: ROTC

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  • First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett

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    CATEGORY: ROTC

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    01:07
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    Meeting in ROTC
    00:41
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    01:43
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    02:41
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    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Education

    Get The Education You Want
    01:12
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    Turn Dreams Into Reality
    01:10
  • The Foundation of a Leader

    Captain Philip Romanelli (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - c...

    The Foundation of a Leader
    01:03
  • The Strength to Take Charge

    Captain Philip Romanelli (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/ben...

    The Strength to Take Charge
    01:15
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    Serving When Needed
    01:35
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    01:01
  • 2LT Travis Street

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    CATEGORY: Parents

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    2LT Travis Street
    2:24
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    CATEGORY: Parents

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    2LT Travis Street
    02:28
  • 2LT Travis Street

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    CATEGORY: Parents

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    2LT Travis Street
    02:02
  • Captain Marisol Chalas

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    Captain Marisol Chalas
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    02:36
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Episode 7:

Watch how the Army keeps up with the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

My name is Sergeant Rick McNamara. I’m a broadcast journalism instructor at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade (DINFOS). I’m Army Strong, and I’ve got skills. I train soldiers on the very basics of newsgathering, video editing and storytelling. We will teach you how to write, shoot, narrate and edit news elements. My role is to make sure that the Soldiers know how to tell the Army’s story so that we’re putting out the best product for the Soldiers actually on the front lines and risking their lives every day.
McNamara: You guys excited?
I think it’s so important that all of America knows what my brothers and sisters in arms are going through.
My name is Barry Sacks. I’m a Senior Coordinating Producer at ESPN and I’ve got skills.
Sacks: We can do the cutting out of the next break.
I oversee everything we do, from the end of the 6 o’ clock Sportscenter to the beginning of the 11 o’ clock Sportscenter, to keep the sports fan abreast of what’s going on throughout the night. If a news story breaks, we’re the people breaking that to the audience watching the games.
Sacks: What are we looking at here?
The biggest mission every day is to please the sports fan.
Sacks: Hey
Rick McNamara: How are you doing?
Barry Sacks: I’m good Sergeant, how are you doing?
Rick McNamara: Doing excellent.
Barry Sacks: Welcome.
Rick McNamara: Rick McNamara, nice to meet you sir.
Barry Sacks: Barry Sacks, nice to meet you. I appreciate everything you do.
Rick McNamara: Thank you.
Barry Sacks: Meeting the Sergeant was terrific. Tried to show him a day in the life here at ESPN.
This is broadcast control. This is operations center. Every game that’s on television in the country is coming into this room. This is a huge place that is kind of like the Disneyland to the sports fan.
Rick McNamara: Oh, look at all them.
Barry Sacks: This is like my favorite area. All the helmets, jerseys.
Rick McNamara: So now you’re gonna have a man cave it looks like that? Barry took me around and kind of gave me a rundown of what happens within their studio.
Barry Sacks: Alright ESPN halftime is next. We actually saw how all the pieces work together for the communication process and the teamwork that they have to have to make the finished product look good.
Barry Sacks: This is one of the studios.
Rick McNamara: This lighting setup is insane.
Barry Sacks: It’s unbelievable. I think just the overall magnitude of the whole place is the thing that impressed him the most.
Rick McNamara: Barry started introducing me to the talent onstage. It was really great.
Digger Phelps: This is the stage, where we act like we know what we’re talking about.
Rick McNamara: It sounds like it too.
Digger Phelps: And we wing it.
I think he got a really good understanding of what we try and do, how we go about doing it, and how as a group we try and put forth the best television product we can on a daily basis.
This is awesome. I can’t wait to get Barry down to Fort Meade and show them exactly what the Soldiers learn down there. It’s gonna be a great experience. Barry, how are you doing?
Barry Sacks: I’m great Sarge, good to see you. How’s everything?
Rick McNamara: Everything’s great, welcome to DINFOS.
Barry Sacks: Great to be here. Really looking forward to it.
Rick McNamara: I can’t wait to show you all the cool stuff that we do here.
Barry Sacks: Very excited about it, let’s get started.
Rick McNamara: Now that I’m on my home turf, I want to take Barry, show him the classroom and the students. Now this is a lot of fun. I want to show him how we prepare the Soldiers to go out and tell the Army’s story. When you’re framing shots like this, use your macro to actually soften the foreground. It draws the viewer’s attention closer to you.
Barry Sacks: Overall, we’re doing the same things. You’re taking young people who have a wanting to learn a craft, teaching, inspiring and pushing them toward a goal that hopefully they’re going to achieve.
Rick McNamara: So we want to teach them to interact and never be scared to ask questions. We teach them they’re no different than the infantrymen or anybody else out there on those front lines. We expect them to be up there shooting and telling those stories. If they were to drop that camera and pick up that rifle, we’re no longer documenting history. It’s amazing what we expect them to do and what they do.
Barry Sacks: In a very quick period of time. To see what these people in the military do to allow us to have our freedom. You respect the heck out of that.
Rick McNamara: To see his teamwork with the rest of his directors. Barry uses it to tell all the sports enthusiasts about the athletes and the games that are going on every day. Something we teach at the schoolhouse, teaching our students and soldiers how to make that story interesting so we tell the war fighter’s story
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