Amy Forsythe is an award-winning military journalist and crisis communications expert for the U.S. Department of Defense. Her diverse background working as a journalist and media advisor around the world have earned her several awards and makes her a highly sought after speaker and advisor.
She has served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been on assignment on several other overseas missions during her 30-year career. Her photos and video taken while covering military operations around the world has been featured in numerous international and national media outlets through the years and continues to be used for historical purposes.
Amy started her career as a U.S. Marine combat correspondent and currently serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve as Public Affairs Officer for U.S. Special Operations Command. Her expertise ranges from supporting communications efforts for responding to humanitarian relief efforts, active shooter incidents and operating in combat zones.
Amy is the author of “Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11” which chronicles the history of the Southern California military base and the legacy of the U.S. Marines who served there. Amy has lived and worked in San Diego County since 1995 and serves on several boards and supports different non-profit organizations around the community.