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.

After Pentagon Pay Error, Bomb Squad Team Saddled with Debt, Grief

Lead Explosives Investigator Axel Fernandez shot himself with his service revolver in April.

Members of the Pentagon's bomb squad were stunned nearly 18 months ago to learn that the hazardous duty pay they had been getting since joining the team was "a mistake." Worse still, says the team's leader, Defense Department Explosives Investigator Richard Coleman, the government wants the money back -- a decision that will cost some members m... more

Groups Oppose Plan to Steer More Vets to Private Health Care Providers

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Several of the country's largest veterans' service organizations say Sen. John McCain's plan to reform VA health care has merit but aren't on board with expanding a program to steer vets to private health care providers. Under the so-called Veterans Choice Program, those who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or who face long wait times... more

Lawmakers Expect VA Secretary to Apologize for Disney Wait Time Gaffe

VA Secretary Bob McDonald in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy VA blog)

The senior members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday said they expect Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to publicly apologize for drawing a parallel between wait times at VA hospitals and lines at Disney theme parks. "It's one thing to wait for a roller coaster, but it's another thing to wait for a blood transfusion. The... more

Carter: Transgender Troops Can Succeed in the US Military

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told cadets this week at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs that being transgender isn't a bar to making it in the U.S. military because the top priority is accomplishing the mission. "It's the quality and readiness of the force that matters," he said Thursday at the academy. "That's the goal. Keep that in... more

US Army Chaplain Submits Resignation Over Drone Warfare

Christopher Antal (Photo: Courtesy Christopher Antal)

A Unitarian Universalist Church minister and U.S. Army chaplain who served in Afghanistan has submitted his resignation in protest over the military's use of drone warfare and decision to place nuclear warheads on air-launched cruise missiles. In an April 12 letter to President Barack Obama, Rev. Christopher John Antal of New York said the Whit... more

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