Record-setting Tango Alpha Lima welcomes Mission Roll Call

The American Legion Tango Alpha Lima podcast is on a roll, with back-to-back record setting months.

September obliterated the number of podcast downloads with 12,098, topping the previous record set in August with 7,532. Both months easily outdistanced the previous record of 4,409 downloads set in March.

The surge was keyed by the special 20-20-20 series honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The entire series is available here.

This week Tango Alpha Lima welcomes Patrick Griffith, an Army veteran from Georgia. He is the new director of operations for Mission Roll Call. The organization advocates for veterans across the country. Previously, Griffith was the Southeast Regional Program Manager for Team Red, White and Blue.

“Mission Roll Call is a nonpartisan movement providing veterans with a powerful, unified voice that is heard by our nation's leaders and communities,” he says. “That’s the tagline. But what we are trying to do is to meet veterans where they are. We can get their opinions and take them to their lawmakers.”

They use electronic media — texts, emails, etc. — to survey members on legislation and then communicate those results to lawmakers.

Mission Roll Call’s top three priorities are: suicide prevention, access to health care, and health care for tribal and rural veterans.

“We work hand-in-hand with anyone who is going to work for the benefit of the veteran on the ground,” Griffith says. “We understand that we are an up-and-coming organization. To get in with an organization like The American Legion, or any of the Big Six, to work with them to see what would work for the veteran. We’re happy to partner with anyone.”

Listen to the audio version here or watch the video on YouTube here.

This episode is one of more than 90 Tango Alpha Lima podcasts that are available at this web page. You can also download them on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or other major podcast-hosting sites. You can also view all of the episodes on the Legion’s YouTube channel.