Russell Midori

Russell Midori served on active duty in the Marine Corps as a public affairs specialist from 2008 – 2012 and deployed to Marine Forces Europe and Africa in 2015 as a reservist. Prior to joining the T&P team, he worked for Vice on HBO and earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College and a dual master’s degree in documentary production and investigative journalism from Columbia University. In his free time, Russell competes in amateur billiards tournaments. He has played pool in 29 U.S. states and nine countries.

Recent articles from Russell Midori

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Humor
‘A Combat Veteran’ Reveals The Truth About His Social Media Competitors
Drew Hernandez, star of “A Combat Veteran,” hijacked our interview to talk smack about Mat Best, John Burk and Rudy Reyes.
A recruit from Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, receives his initial haircut at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 12. Recruits receive haircuts immediately after arriving to create uniformity.
Joining the Military
Hair: The First Sacrifice Every Dumb Boot Makes For His Country
Watch our tribute to the first haircut in the lives of boot Marines.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers honor Vietnam Veterans during a “Salute and Welcome Home” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, held Oct. 9, 2014.
Support
5 Ways To Do More For Vets Than Just Say Thank You
Say “thanks for your service” by investing your time in supporting the veterans community.
U.S. Marines and Sailors of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, celebrated the 241st Marine Corps birthday with a uniform pageant on the parade deck Nov. 1, 2016.
History
Everything You Know About The Marine Corps Uniform Is Wrong
The Marine Corps legends about uniforms are mostly bogus, but maybe that’s okay.
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Support
Retired Army General Says, ‘It’s A Sign Of Strength, Not Weakness, To Get Help’
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Mark Graham encourages vets in need to get treatment.
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Support
Seth Meyers: Politicians Aren’t Doing Enough For Veterans
Late Night's Seth Meyers spoke with Task & Purpose about his frustration with political gamesmanship over veterans issues.