As a military reporter, Steve Walsh delivers stories and features for TV, radio and the web.
Before coming to KPBS, Steve worked as a journalist in Northwest Indiana and Chicago. He hosted a daily public affairs show on Lakeshore Public Radio and was an original host and producer for the storytelling project Vocalo.org at WBEZ in Chicago. He has been a reporter on Back At Base, a collaboration between NPR and seven public radio stations that looks at veterans and the military.
He is a graduate of Indiana State University. He spent a large portion of his career as a print reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana. At the Post-Tribune, he was embedded in Iraq twice. He was also an investigative reporter and covered the Indiana Statehouse during the term of three governors.
The Marines are the last service to integrate women into boot camp. For the first time this spring, female recruits completed the grueling boot camp in San Diego.
One of Naval Aviation's few openly gay pilots is leaving his military career behind after only six years, citing harassment as the reason.
Female Marine recruits started basic training for the first time in the 100-year history of boot camp in San Diego. The Corps is under a congressional mandate to end segregated recruit training.
Some say Black sailors have to navigate both unconscious and active bias in the Navy.
Most overseas troops use the mail and the law requires their ballots to go out early.