About the Author

Isaac Cubillos aboard SS Lane Victory.

Isaac Cubillos aboard SS Lane Victory.

Isaac Cubillos has covered the military for more than 25 years as a reporter and editor. He has won several journalism awards, including a chapter award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his series of articles on the D-Day invasion of the Normandy beaches by soldiers of Hispanic origin.

He has weathered dozens of trap landings on and cat shots off aircraft carriers, flown in an F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, C-130s, MH-60 Seahawks, C-2 Greyhounds, UH-47s, SH-Sea King and C-20s.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Military Reporters and Editors Association. He also is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Military History, AFCEA International (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association), Military Writers Society of America and Online News Association.

He is the executive editor of Military Media Group. Previously, he was a copy editor for E.W. Scripps Newspapers. Prior to focusing on military reporting Isaac was:

  • Award-winning Investigative Reporter (Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Publications)
  • Award-winning Photographer
  • Award-winning Military Reporter
  • Award-winning Education Reporter
  • Award-winning Government Reporter
  • Award-winning Editor
  • Named “100 Most Influential Hispanics in U.S.” by Hispanic Business magazine
  • 20-plus years of writing/editing/publishing experience
  • Web Strategist — Develops business and marketing strategy for online Web sites with a goal of reaching a national audience.
  • Developed and oversaw the building of the sites including selection of programming language, content management, design and features.
  • Produced multimedia news and marketing pieces.
  • Produced online courses using video and interactive content
  • Built the first Latino online daily newspaper in 1994
  • Built the first National Latino online daily newspaper in 1997.

  • I have reported from:

    Carriers

    • USS Ranger
    • USS Enterprise
    • USS Kitty Hawk
    • USS Constellation
    • USS Nimitz
    • USS Carl Vinson
    • USS Abraham Lincoln
    • USS John C. Stennis
    • USS Ronald Reagan

    Cruisers

    • USS Mobile Bay
    • USS Antietam
    • USS Princeton

    Destroyers

    • USS Benfold
    • USS Halsey

    Frigate

    • USS Vandergrift

    Amphibious

    • USS Peleliu
    • USS Boxer
    • USS New Orleans
    • USS Pearl Harbor
    • USS Coronado

    Others

    • Third Fleet, Coronado, Calif.
    • ACU 1, Coronado, Calif.
    • ACU 5, Camp Pendleton
    • Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
    • Naval Base San Diego
    • San Diego Naval Medical Center
    • Balboa Naval Hospital
    • Naval Base Point Loma
    • Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
    • 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton
    • US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett

    Others I’ve been aboard but not reported from

    • USS Bunker Hill (CVA 17)
    • USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)
    • USS Oriskany (CVA 34)
    • USS Midway (CVA 41)
    • USS Coral Sea (CVA 43)
    • USS Forrestal (CVA 59)
    • USS New Jersey (BB 62)
    • USS Long Beach (CGN 9)
    • Anti-Submarine Warfare School, San Diego
    • Naval Training Center, San Diego
    • Camp Matthews Marine Corps Base