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
Mattis Becomes The First Official Member Of Trump’s Administration
The retired Marine Corps general was confirmed as Secretary of Defense, and is the first cabinet appointee to be confirmed.
Trump’s First Act As President Clears The Way For Mattis
After his inauguration, Donald Trump signed a waiver allowing Gen. James Mattis to serve as Defense Secretary.
How Veterans Set The Precedent For America’s Greatest Protests
The GI Bill as we know it today got its humble beginning in a 43,000-strong veteran protest that became the first major successful march on Washington, D.C.
A Surprise From The Rock Left This Combat Veteran In Tears
The Rock’s big gesture left combat veteran Marlene Rodriguez speechless.
Carrying ‘A Big Stick’ Isn’t Enough — America Has To Use It
National security expert Eliot Cohen suggests that soft power isn’t always enough.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Will Model For An Underwear Fashion Icon
Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin will close out a show during NYC fashion week.
No, Veterans Are Not More Likely To Go On Shooting Sprees
Despite the trope of the broken combat veteran, service members don’t have a propensity for violence.
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.