About Dan Lamothe

defense-news-appearanceDan Lamothe is an award-winning military journalist and war correspondent. Working from Washington, D.C., he writes about everything from top brass to rank-and-file service members and their needs, concerns and actions for The Washington Post.

Lamothe, 33, has traveled the world covering the military. He has embedded with U.S. forces in Afghanistan numerous times, walking foot patrols and sharing their world in their words. Notably, he worked in 2010 alongside Marines in Marjah, a district in Helmand province in which he came under fire multiple times. His reporting during that assignment was later honored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation with the Major Megan McClung Award, which highlights a distinguished reporting conducted alongside U.S. Marines abroad.

Lamothe also has reported from Norway, Spain, Germany, the Republic of Georgia and while underway with the U.S. Navy. Since joining The Post in May 2014, he has contributed front-page reports on the recovery of kidnapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the murder trial of the Marine Corps veteran who killed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, and a war-crimes investigation involving the CIA and a Green Beret soldier.

Lamothe holds journalism degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of Maryland-College Park. His work has been published by newspapers across the country and he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC Radio and other broadcast outlets.