Podcast | November 3, 2021

Mission: Readiness Podcast - Lieutenant General (Ret.) Mark Hertling

Lieutenant General Mark Hertling shares his thoughts on improving America's military readiness

General Gross speaks with retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling about his distinguished service, including as the first commander of the United States Army Center for Initial Military Training from 2009 to 2011. Hertling shares his firsthand account of how Basic Training needed to be overhauled to properly train new recruits impacted by a societal shift toward poor nutrition and inactivity. Hertling reflects on his service in the military, as a presidential appointee, and in the private sector, and details the national security importance of preparing all Americans for healthy lives.


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