MTV Sets Military-Themed Documentary

MTV will profile several millennial military veterans in a new documentary MTV’s Got Your 6 debuting on Veteran’s Day, the network said Thursday.

The special, developed in partnership with leading veteran empowerment campaign "Got Your 6” will follow the individual stories of four young soldiers and Marines from across the country as they return from Afghanistan and settle back into their communities and lives away from the front lines, said the network.

In addition, MTV will recognize and cover Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) from a unique millennial perspective across its editorial and social platform in an effort to leverage attention to post-911 servicemen and women.

Karga Seven Pictures will produce MTV’s Got Your 6, with Dave Sirulnick and Jackie Phillips serving as executive producers for MTV.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.