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.

Obama’s Immigration Orders Pose Potential Recruiting Boon

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President Obama's executive immigration order would remove a major obstacle currently barring children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants from joining the military, Pentagon officials said Friday. The existing rules bar enlistment to U.S. citizens who have undocumented family members living in the U.S., said Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen,... more

Immigration Policy Reversal Denies Residency to Some Military Spouses

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President Obama made his executive order on immigration weeks after a recent reversal of a U.S. immigration policy that will separate some military and Veterans Affairs employees from their spouses. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service reversed a policy whereby it automatically granted legal residency status to spouses of doctors and... more

Pentagon's Religious Guidance Spurred 'Tsunami of Confusion'

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Pentagon guidance on religious accommodation has sparked a "tsunami of confusion" among military commanders, chaplains and personnel, lawmakers were told Wednesday by witnesses on both sides of the debate over religious practice versus proselytizing in the military. Nearly a year ago, Congress inserted language into the defense budget bill inte... more

Senators Join House with Veteran Anti-Suicide Bill

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A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced legislation they say will combat suicide among veterans by improving and consolidating current suicide prevention programs and eliminating those considered ineffective. The bill also aims to attract more psychiatrists to work at the Department of Veterans Affairs, make it easier for those needing me... more

Congress Blasts VA for Ignoring New Law on Firing Employees

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The head of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs for ignoring the law Congress passed in July giving the VA chief greater authority to fire employees for mismanagement or bad conduct. Not only has VA been slow to fire anyone since Congress granted it the new authority, but it has cre... more

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