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.

US Commander Hails Anti-ISIS Kurdish Group Opposed By Turkey

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, then commander of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, in July 2014 speaks about the Advanced Warfighting Experiment in Hawaii. (Marine Corps photo)

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, then commander of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, in July 2014 speaks about the Advanced Warfighting Experiment in Hawaii. (Marine Corps photo) A U.S. commander’s praise Friday for the Syrian Kurdish group fighting ISIS widened a growing rift with Turkey on the use of the Air Force base at Incirlik in the... more

Bill to Let Vets Use GI Bill to Start a Business Passes Senate Hurdle

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A bill to allow post-9/11 vets to use their G.I. Bill benefits as collateral for business startups passed an important milestone in the Senate Wednesday with growing bipartisan support in Congress and the backing of major veteran organizations. The Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act sponsored by Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kans., and Jon Test... more

Dempsey Says Iranian 'Malicious Activites' Would Threaten Nuclear Deal

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listed Wednesday a range of Iran's "malign activities" that he said would continue to threaten the U.S., Israel and the region even if Congress approves the proposed nuclear deal. "These run the gamut from ballistic missile technology to weapons trafficking, to the use of surrogates and proxies to n... more

Current and Past SOCOM Commanders Split on Women in Combat

U.S. Army Soldiers use teamwork to scale an obstacle during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Ga., April 21, 2015. Soldiers attend the Ranger Course to learn additional skills in a challenging environment. (U.S. Army/Pfc. Antonio Lewis/Released)

The current and former heads of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) split last week on lifting the restrictions on women in combat in special operations and throughout the military. Army Gen. James Votel, who has led SOCOM since last August, backed the policy of the Obama administration and the Pentagon in stating that women who can meet th... more

Air Force Secretary Acknowledges Wide Range of Problems with F-35

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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has admitted to a wide range of past and present problems with the F-35 while maintaining that the fifth-general will eventually guarantee the U.S. continued air supremacy over rivals. "The biggest lesson I have learned from the F-35 is never again should we be flying an aircraft while we're building it... more

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