Ep. 74: U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville

“The job of the American military is to protect the nation, not to police the nation," McConville said.

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Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron recently sat down with U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville. The conversation kicked off our State of Defense event series where we at Defense One take a look at the future of each military service. You can read more about the series here.

In today’s episode, Gen. McConville said his branch is working hard to maintain the trust of the American people and build a force free of racism, extremism, and other influences that could hurt the unity of its soldiers, from Confederate flags to QAnon conspiracy theorists.

  • Watch the conversation on YouTube here.
  • Find Baron's post-interview essay here.

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