Chief editor, Military Times in Washington, DC
As Military Times’ chief editor, my core responsibilities include oversight of our Pentagon and Capitol Hill coverage, analytical enterprise reporting and investigative projects. I have a hand or a voice in much of what’s produced daily across Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, which combined reach nearly 8 million unique monthly visitors. We routinely dispatch reporting and video teams across the globe to document U.S. military involvement in armed conflict and humanitarian missions. All told, the Military Times network comprises about 40 journalists, including bureau staff and freelancers spread across the country.
From 2009 to 2014, I was the managing editor of Marine Corps Times. In that role I dispatched reporters to cover armed conflict in Afghanistan, and to embed with U.S. troops training indigenous military forces in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Perhaps most notably, I led a months-long investigation into abuse-of-power claims leveled against the Marine Corps commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, and subsequently exposed the calculated effort by Marine Corps headquarters to ban our newspaper from base convenience stores. The affair was highly publicized by the national media.
I have more than 12 years experience covering the military aspects of national security and U.S. foreign policy. My work, and that of my staff, has been featured by NBC Nightly News, The Colbert Report (twice!), Time Magazine, NPR, the Today Show and other mainstream outlets.