Richard Sisk has more than 45 years of journalism experience in reporting and editing in the U.S. and abroad for United Press International, the N.Y. Daily News and now for Military.com. He has covered police beats, the courts, transportation and politics in New York City and Washington, D.C., and had numerous assignments in the Mideast, Europe and Latin America. He has covered six presidential campaigns and since 2016 has been Military.com’s Pentagon reporter. Sisk is a Vietnam veteran who served with the 2nd Battalion, Fourth Marines, in 1967-68.
As GI Bill Marks 75th Anniversary, Some Call for Expansion
A large number of post-World War II veterans chose a business opportunity over college.
Plan to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to Counter Iran Faces Growing Opposition
A growing chorus of lawmakers is concerned about the military boosting its presence in the Middle East amid Iran tensions.
Iran Fired Missile at US Drone Prior to Tanker Attacks: Defense Official
Iran and an Iranian proxy group fired surface-to-air missiles at U.S. drones in recent days, the official said.
In Gulf, US Contends With Shadowy New Head of Iran's Fast-Boat Navy
The head of Iran's fast-boat navy maintains that the U.S. is all bluff.
VA Ordered to Stop Posting Firings, Discipline on Website After Union Win
The union representing 260,000 VA workers won a major arbitration ruling against posting disciplinary actions.
Military Budget Battle Focuses On Border Wall Funding, Deployments
Republicans are pushing to restore military funding for the border wall.
'Fort Trump' Still a Possibility as 1,000 More Troops Head to Poland
The military base Poland wants to build for the U.S. still could be named "Fort Trump."
New VA Policy Aims to Stop Veterans from Hiding Guns in Wheelchairs
The wheelchair transfer policy at VA emergency rooms stems from a violent incident in February at a Florida facility.
Russian Admiral: Nothing Wrong with Sailors Sunbathing During Near Miss
Videos of the incident last week showed several Russian sailors sunbathing on their ship's helipad.
Military Pay Raise Safe, All Else Uncertain in Defense Budget, Key Lawmaker Says
Rep. Adam Smith wants to cut $17 billion from the administration's $750 billion defense budget.
ICE Is Deporting Veterans Without Checking Their Service Status, Watchdog Says
ICE is not following its own deportment procedures, a new report finds.
Video Shows Russian Sailors Sunbathing as Their Ship Nearly Collides with US Cruiser
A Russian destroyer with sunbathers aboard nearly collided with the cruiser Chancellorsville.
Family Members Reject Niger Ambush Final Report as Top Cover for Senior Officers
Several family members of the four troops killed in the Niger ambush have angrily rejected the Pentagon's final report.
Most Popular Military News
His Suicide Note Was a Message to the Navy. The Way He Died Was the Exclamation Point
Leadership "contributed" to Brandon Caserta's decision to take his own life, an investigation found.
Air Force Major Drowns in Pool Aboard Cruise Ship
Stephen Osakue, 37, worked for the Air Force as a research pharmacist.
Masked Gunman Killed in Shootout at Dallas Courthouse Was an Army Vet
An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday.
Latest Military Videos
Russia displays its Ansat light helicopter alongside the rhythmic gymnastics team of Tatarstan.
France’s Dassault Aviation Rafale fighter jet flies as one of the only military fixed-wing aerobatic displays here at the.
Turkish Aerospace Industries unveiled its mock up concept for its own fifth-gen fighter known as TF-X at Paris Air.
Video recorded by a U.S aircraft of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Gashti Class patrol boat and crew.
Train Carrying Military Munitions Derails near Nevada-Utah Line
A train carrying military munitions derailed in the high desert of northeast Nevada on Wednesday.
Fort Carson Celebrates National Pride Month with LGBTQ Soldiers
At least 100 people at a National Pride Month event Monday at the Elkhorn Conference Center on Fort Carson.
Last Surviving Medic from 'Band of Brothers' Easy Company Laid to Rest
Mampre, who died on May 31 at 97 years old, was the last living medic from Easy Company.
US Navy Expert: Tanker Attack Mine Resembles Iranian Mines
Iran has denied being involved in the attack last Thursday that hit the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous.
Was Dead Militant War Casualty or Navy SEAL's Murder Victim?
The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher began Tuesday.
Jury To Be Seated in Navy SEAL's California Murder Trial
Combat veterans are being questioned as potential jurors in the war-crimes trial of Edward Gallagher.
Air Force News
Pentagon Shake-Up Won't Affect Space Force, Acting SecAF Says
President Donald Trump said via Twitter on Tuesday that Army Secretary Mark Esper will take over as acting Pentagon chief.
Iran Doesn't Believe US Will Respond to an Attack, General Says
Selva's comments come one day after the Pentagon ordered 1,000 more troops to the region as tensio continue to rise.
European Nations Are Teaming Up to Make a 6th-Gen Fighter. Can the US Keep Up?
Is Europe now on a trajectory to beat the U.S. to acquisition of 6th-generation fighter technology?
Marine Corps News
Marine 1-Star Demeaned Women and Berated Staff, Investigation Finds
Brig. Gen. Norman Cooling served as top legislative assistance to the commandant of the Marine Corps.
Investigation Still Open in Death of Marine Shot at Beaufort Air Station
No charges have been publicly announced more than nine weeks after a Marine was shot and killed.
Serbian Court Acquits US Marine Veteran Citing Lack of Evidence
A Serbian court acquitted a former U.S. Marine charged with illegal possession and distribution of weapons.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Stages Massive Rescue Exercise in Waters Off Washington, DC
The scheduled training exercise was badly needed preparation for an all-too plausible emergency near the nation's capital.
Seattle Will Be Home Port for New Class of Icebreakers
The first of the new class of vessels is projected to be delivered from the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Mississippi by 2024.
Hoax 'Mayday' Distress Caller Vexes Coast Guard in Maryland
The caller is recorded saying they are "going down with the ship" and "mayday, mayday, mayday," along with profanities.