Bryant Jordan

Military.com Editor Richard Sisk

Bryant Jordan is an associate editor and White House correspondent for Military.com. Bryant covers all corners of the military arena, is an expert on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" issues, religious proselytizing and other ongoing military policy issues. He has covered Air Force support missions during the Kosovo War and in 2006 the aero-medical evacuation mission out of Balad Air Base, Iraq.

A journalist since 1979, Jordan also covered stories in Lebanon, Gaza and Morocco. During the Vietnam War he was assigned to 15th Admin. Co., 1st Cavalry Division, Bien Hoa Army Base. Before joining Military.com Jordan was a staff writer and deputy news editor for Military Timesnewspapers in Springfield, Va.

VA's Top Investigator Retires Amidst Calls for His Dismissal

Veterans Affairs acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

The Veterans Affairs Department's acting inspector general has announced his retirement one day after VA whistleblowers told President Obama that the agency's top investigator had to go. Deputy Inspector General Richard Griffin made no mention of the letter in his two-page announcement, posted to the VA IG's website. Griffin has come under ... more

Pentagon Nears Decision on Extending Combat Action Badge to WWII

Combat Action Badge

Veterans of the nation’s previous wars should know within the next few months if they will be made eligible for the Combat Action Badge -- a Post-9/11 Army medal recognizing non-infantry soldiers who engage in combat. "The Department [of Defense] is nearing completion of the Military Decorations and Awards Review and will soon be presenting ... more

Gay Army General Reflects on Supreme Court's Historic Ruling

Army Reserve Deputy Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith and her wife, Tracey Hepner. Smith asked Hepner to come to stand with her at the LGBT Pride event to announce the Supreme Court’s decision making same-sex marriage the law of the land.

The first general officer to come out as gay following the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2011 says the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country makes "a positive difference in many service members' lives" for practical and heartfelt reasons. "The practical impact is uniformity in the recognition of family,"... more

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal for Gay Military Couples in All 50 States

Capt. Dawn Tanner and Dana McCown, a retired lieutenant colonel, share their first glimpse of each other before their wedding ceremony in Omaha, Neb., May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo/Capt. Dawn Tanner)

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling declaring the states have no legal right "to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another state on the ground of its same-sex character." The decision is a victory for advocates of marriage equality, including an Army Reservist whose New York marriage to another man has not b... more

VA Hospital Police Sue Department, Claim Illegal Work Surveillance

Department of Veterans Affairs

Twenty-four current and former Veterans Affairs Department police officers have filed a lawsuit against the VA alleging their boss spied on them using hiding cameras and microphones, including in rooms used by officers for changing clothes at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC. But with the officers seeking class action status to cover ... more

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