Richard Sisk

Military.com Editor Richard Sisk

Richard Sisk has more than 40 years experience in journalism as a reporter and editor for the wire services and the N.Y. Daily News. He has embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reported from Beirut, Tel Aviv, Bosnia, Kosovo, Panama, Haiti, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Eritrea and other conflict zones. He has also covered five presidential campaigns while working from Washington, D.C.

Sisk was born in Brooklyn and is a 1965 graduate of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., with a degree in political science. He served with the 2nd Battalion Fourth Marines in Vietnam in 1967-68.

Dunford's Ground Combat Experience Factored in Obama's Nomination

General Dunford

President Obama signaled Tuesday the turmoil across the Middle East would be a main focus of his remaining months in office by choosing a combat infantryman in Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Dunford, who led a regiment in Iraq and commanded U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, ... more

Senator Says Pentagon's Sexual Assault Report Ignores Problems

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

The Defense Department's latest report showing progress in curbing sexual assaults was deeply flawed and failed to account for attacks on military spouses and civilian women at bases nationwide, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., charged Monday. "The more we learn, the worse the problem gets," Gillibrand said in releasing an analysis by her o... more

Military Sexual Assault Reports Increased 11 Percent Last Year

Air Force sexual assault legal assistance 600x400

Sexual assaults reported by military personnel rose by 11 percent last year but the overall trend on assaults and unwanted sexual contacts decreased, Pentagon officials said Friday. In addition, "men are less likely to report and more likely to experience" sexual assault, and men were also more likely to view the assault as hazing rather th... more

Breedlove: Russian Buildup in Ukraine Could Signal Rebel Offensive

Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove

NATO Commander Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said Thursday that the Russian buildup of rebel forces in eastern Ukraine during a shaky cease-fire could signal a new offensive by the separatists. In testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Breedlove said that "Russian forces used the opportunities presented by the recent lul... more

House Orders Sweeping Investigation of Army Warrior Care

A soldier walks into Fort Hood’s new Warriors in Transition Operations Facility. U.S. Army photo

The House Armed Services Committee has ordered up a sweeping investigation of allegations of mistreatment and the quality of care at Army Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) designed to return wounded, ill and injured troops to duty or prepare them for civilian life. The House Subcommittee on Military Personnel also called on the Government  Ac... more

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