Paul Szoldra

Editor In Chief, Task & Purpose

My name is Paul Szoldra (pronounced ZOAL-druh). I am a reporter and editor focused on national security issues, military service members, and veterans. Since 2018, I’ve been the editor in chief of Task & Purpose, though my byline can be found at Business Insider, Tech Insider, We Are The Mighty and other outlets. I’m also the founder of Duffel Blog, an influential military satire site.

My work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS News, USA Today, ABC News, Huffington Post, and the Columbia Journalism Review. It has also been cited by the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, House Armed Services Committee, House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and in various books.

Prior to becoming a journalist, I served as a U.S. Marine infantryman for eight years, deploying to the Indo-Pacific region and Afghanistan, and serving as a combat instructor at the School of Infantry. My alma mater is The University of Tampa.

Location: Capistrano Beach, California, United States

Military Branch: U.S.Army