The 18th Airborne Corps Podcast

Episode 37: We Do Not ‘Heavy Breathe’ In The 82nd Airborne Division: A Discussion with General Chris Donahue

June 7, 2021

Episode 37 of the 18th Airborne Corps Podcast features Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division. Donahue talks to host Joe Buccino about his priorities for the All American Division, his leadership philosophy, his focus on warfighting, and why the 82nd Airborne Division is “flat, fast, accurate, and lethal.”

Donahue also gets personal, talking about his upbringing, how he earned the nickname “Flatliner” as a captain, and how he developed his leadership style.

Donahue is one of our nation’s premier warfighters. He’s spent most of his career leading Special Operations Forces units. In fact, his service as the 82nd Airborne Division commander is his first assignment in the 82nd.

The discussion with Donahue touches on all the issues facing our Army today: readiness, culture, innovation, soldier suicide, and sexual assault. Every Army leader can find value in this episode.

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