John Ismay

War Reporter, New York Times Magazine

John Ismay is a Pentagon correspondent in the Washington bureau and previously served as the At War reporter covering armed conflict for The New York Times Magazine. He was part of a team of New York Times reporters awarded a George A. Polk Award in 2015 for their coverage of SEAL Team Six.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Ismay served as the gunnery officer aboard a destroyer in the Pacific before becoming a Navy special operations officer, qualified in deep-sea diving and salvage, parachuting and bomb disposal. He completed a number of overseas deployments, including one to northern Iraq during the 2007 surge.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Military Branch: U.S.Navy