Bryant Jordan Editor Richard Sisk

Bryant Jordan is an associate editor and White House correspondent for 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 Jordan was a staff writer and deputy news editor for Military Timesnewspapers in Springfield, Va.

After Decades of Service, USCGC Boutwell Makes Final Fleet Week Cruise

The high endurance cutter USCGC Boutwell (WHEC 719) transits the San Francisco Bay Oct. 7, 2015, as it arrives for San Francisco Fleet Week 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Christopher Lindahl)

SAN FRANCISCO -- When you count your time in the service in decades and serve aboard a vessel that was sailing before you donned a uniform, certain "lasts" rush to mind as you carry out even the most routine assignments or duties when the ship is set for decommissioning, a U.S. Coast Guard official said. "You always try to have a sense of histo... more

McDonald Pans Proposed VA Governance Board, Says That’s Congress' Job

VA Secretary Robert McDonald speaks at a news conference at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. McDonald discussed his visits at VA facilities across the country and outlined his priorities.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Wednesday pushed back strongly against a recommendation that Congress establish a governance board to shape VA policy and plans, insulate VA leaders from direct politic interaction and ensure that performance measures are met. "I believe this is the role of this committee and of the Senate Veterans... more

WH Taps Attorney in Senate, '60 Minutes' Investigations for VAOIG

Michael Missal

Michael Missal, a Washington, DC, attorney with a background in complex and controversial investigations, has been tapped by the Obama administration to be the next inspector general of the Veterans Affairs Department. Missal, currently with K&L Gates LLC, where his specialty is government enforcement, assisted a Senate Select Committee on E... more

VA Unaware of Prudential 'Profiteering' off Veteran Insurance Payouts

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Affairs Department was not aware that Prudential Insurance encouraged its counselors to keep casualty pay-out monies in-house as a way to boost company profits, or that its agents were schooled to try to change the minds of surviving family members who sought a traditional lump-sum payment. Prudential's practices came to light l... more

Congress to Investigate Claims VA Officials Abused Positions for Gain

Department of Veterans Affairs

Congress will hold a hearing this month into allegations that two Veterans Affairs Department officials used their positions to push a pair of regional directors out of their jobs, take over the vacancies and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in relocation expenses from the VA. The allegations, which have been passed on to the U.S. A... more

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