Sarah Sicard is a staff writer with Task & Purpose. After attending Hofstra University in 2014 and earning degrees in journalism and political science, she spent time as a defense reporter, covering technology and procurement. Before joining Task & Purpose, she worked for a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. She comes from three generations of service members in both the Army and the Navy.
Recent articles from Sarah Sicard
3 Must-Watch Moments From Mattis’ Confirmation Hearing
Gen. James Mattis testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee and handled it like a pro.
What It Takes To Run The Military, And Why Mattis Is Perfect
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains what it takes to lead the Defense Department, and why James Mattis will excel.
Leon Panetta On Why Civilian Control Of The Military Is Important
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains why it’s important for civilians to maintain control of the military.
Health & Fitness
After A General’s Suicide, The Army’s Looking At Officer Health
A 2-star general committed suicide in July, prompting the Army to consider the health of its officer corps.
Here Are The 2 Most Eligible Veteran Bachelors In The World
Two veteran congressmen have been named as top bachelors in 2017.
This Vet Missed Work When His Wife Went Into Labor, So His Company Fired Him
Lamar Austin had a new baby on New Years, but witnessing the birth cost him his job.
UNSUNG HEROES: The ROTC Student Who Stopped A Rape And Armed Robbery At A Party
Sean Barner’s cool head saved an apartment full of his friends from masked assailants.
VA Forces Green Beret To Pay Child Support For Someone Else’s Kid
In an ugly divorce, a DNA test found an Army veteran’s son isn’t his child. But the VA is still charging him child support.
Think Your VA Rating Is Wrong? Here’s What You Can Do
If you believe that the VA rated your disability incorrectly, there is a way to refute it.
Don’t Ditch The VA Now That It’s Finally Improving
The VA outperforms the private sector in many areas, according to a Harvard Business School case study.
The Navy Is Getting New Uniforms (And They Don’t Suck This Time)
You can finally hang up your aquaflage for good.
Putin Just Declared Russia’s Military The Strongest In The World
Russian President Vladimir Putin suggests that his military is greater than any other nation’s.
Liam Neeson Just Took The War On Christmas To Another Level
Santa Claus is the one role that could break Liam Neeson’s legendary career.
Trump Picks Hockey Team Owner As Secretary Of Army
President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire Vincent Viola to serve as his Army Secretary.
This Pop Song Comparing Sex To Killing Bin Laden Is Amazing
Seriously, it’s funnier than “I’m on a boat.”
The Chinese Have Reportedly Captured An American Drone
The Chinese Navy has reportedly seized an unmanned U.S. glider in the South China Sea.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Soldier Who Sacrificed Himself To Save A Stranger From A Suicide Bomber
Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis shielded a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber.
‘Do Not Mess With Old Lady Veterans,’ Says Woman After Kicking A Carjacker’s Ass
A retired Army veteran and her partner took down three teenage carjackers in a Wisconsin gang.