Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. He previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018.
Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Pompeo was serving as congressman from Kansas. He served on the House Intelligence Committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee and House Select Benghazi Committee.
Prior to his service in Congress, Mr. Pompeo founded Thayer Aerospace, where he served as CEO for more than a decade. He later became President of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturing, distribution, and service company.
Mr. Pompeo graduated first in his class at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He also served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the US Army’s Fourth Infantry Division.
After leaving active duty, he graduated from Harvard Law School, having been an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Mike Pompeo is a soft-spoken gentleman with much experience and determination to fulfill President Truman’s first to talk and compromise with foreign dignitaries and use Ronald Reagan’s like diplomacy to protect the U.S. He is affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church serving as a Deacon and volunteers as a teacher in Sunday school.