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
‘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.
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.
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.
Everything You Know About The Marine Corps Uniform Is Wrong
The Marine Corps legends about uniforms are mostly bogus, but maybe that’s okay.
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.
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.