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.

African Stowaway Found Dead in C-130 Wheel Well

C-130 Hercules

Military.com | Jul 29, 2014

The body of a young stowaway from Africa was found in the wheel well of an Air Force C-130J aircraft when it landed at a German airbase after returning from several stops in Africa. The deceased was an adolescent black male, possibly of Mali origin, who carried no identification, said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. The b... more

173rd Sky Soldiers Stand Out With 3 Living MoHs

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, left, became the third living "Sky Soldier" from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team to receive the Medal of Honor in the past four years.

Military.com | Jul 28, 2014

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts became the third living "Sky Soldier" from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team to receive the Medal of Honor in the past four years. Pitts joined Sgt. Kyle White and former Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta as the members of the 173rd who make up a group of just nine living recipients of the Medal of Honor from ... more

Dempsey Says Iraq Air Strikes Still a Possibility

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey addresses troops in Afghanistan.

Military.com | Jul 28, 2014

Gen. Martin Dempsey says U.S. military advisers could join Iraqi ground units on the front lines against Islamic extremists if the Baghdad government shows it can unite to hold the Iraqi state together. However, U.S. military support was conditional upon the Iraqis solving the sectarian disputes that threaten to splinter the nation, Dempsey... more

US Evacuates Embassy in Libya with F-16 Support

US and Libyan flags

Military.com | Jul 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 U.S. State Department staff members including the Marine guards were evacuated safely Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Libya by convoy to Tunisia as Air Force F-16 fighters flew cover overhead. Embassy personnel reportedly destroyed classified documents or carried them away before joining the column of vehicles on t... more

DoD: Russian Shelling Signals Clear 'Escalation'

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

Military.com | Jul 25, 2014

Russia's cross-border shelling of eastern Ukraine and supply of tanks and other heavy weaponry  to separatists even after the downing of a Malaysian airliner represented a "clear escalation" of the conflict, the Pentagon said Friday. "This has been happening, we believe, for several days," Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said... more

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