How US military services are responding to the coronavirus and the pandemic’s impact on military readiness

A soldier of the U.S. Army waits for the next cab driver at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx on April 18, 2020.  The armory is used as a temporary food distribution center during the COVID-19 crisis and soldiers of the U.S. Army load meals into the cabs of TLC licensed drivers who deliver them to New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Sipa USA)No Use UK. No Use Germany.

On this special edition of the podcast, four U.S. military officers who are participating in the 2019-2020 class of Federal Executive Fellows at Brookings share their expert insights about the effects that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the readiness of their respective services, and how their services are responding to the crisis.

Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon moderated the conversation with:

  • Colonel Thomas Burke, a U.S. Army aviator
  • Lieutenant Colonel Chesley Dycus, a mobility pilot with the U.S. Air Force
  • Colonel Eric Reid, a career infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, and
  • Commander Jessica Worst, a U.S. Coast Guard officer.

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