Army Historical Foundation (AHF) Chairman General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.) recently conducted a live Question and Answer session with RallyPoint, the online military community, to raise awareness about the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) and answer questions about Army history and leadership.
RallyPoint, a hybrid Facebook and LinkedIn social platform exclusively for the military community, helps members connect, network, and support one another. One of its biggest benefits to members is that it allows its predominantly junior enlisted and non-commissioned officers to interact directly with senior military leaders like General Sullivan, a former Chief of Staff of the Army.
“The best leaders will be the ones who maintain a connection with those who work under them,” Sullivan responded to a question during the session, “and RallyPoint has helped to facilitate that.”
Sullivan explained that as an online forum, RallyPoint permits senior leaders to engage with Soldiers and veterans they might not be able to reach otherwise. Responding to a question from a young veteran about ways to become involved in the Museum, Sullivan emphasized the importance of preserving Soldiers’ stories.
“This Museum will tell the story of the Army—active, Guard, and Reserve from 1636—and it will tell it as the story of an American Journey as seen through the eyes of American Soldiers…people like you! Your story is unique unto you and important for people to know. A world class Army deserves a world class Museum.”
Sullivan hopes his continuing involvement with RallyPoint will encourage the large Army segment of its audience of over one million enlisted men, women, and Army veterans to enroll themselves in the Registry of the American Soldier and to visit the Museum when it opens in 2019. You can read Sullivan’s June Q and A session on RallyPoint at goo.gl/VUjMWV