Mike Richard Pompeo who is an American Politician, was born on 30th December 1963. He is also a businessman who has served as a Director of Central Intelligence Agency for one year i.e., from 2017 to 2018.
Mike has also served as a 70th United States Secretary from the year 2018 till 2021. Mike is also a former United States Army Officer. From the year 2011 to 2017 Mike has also been a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Not only this, but he has also been representing Kansas’s fourth congressional district. Mike was also a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee. Within the Republican party, Pompeo is also a member of the Tea Party Movement as well.
Once Pompeo lashed out at one of the critics of Donald Trump who hailed him as authoritarian. After Donald Trump became the Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential elections, Pompeo became one of his biggest supporters.
In January 2017, Pompeo was also appointed as a director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Donald Trump. After the dismissal of Rex Tillerson, Pompeo was also promoted as a secretary of state by Trump in March 2018.
Mike Pompeo’s Education
In the year 1982, Pompeo completed his graduation from Los Amigo High school, Fountain Valley California. He was also a team member of the school’s basketball team.
Pompeo achieved the first-class position and completed his graduation from United States Military Academy at West Point wherein his major subject was Engineering management. Pompeo later founded Thayer Aerospace with the help of his classmates Ulrich Brechbuhl and Brian Bulatao.
Pompeo also served in the US Army as an officer with West Germany from the year 1986 to 1991. In the year 1994, Pompeo also secured a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law Of School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Early Life and Family
Mike Pompeo was born in Orange, California. He is the son of Dorothy and Wayne Pompeo. His paternal grandparents Adeline Tollis and Carlo Pompeo were born in Pacentro, Abruzzo, Italy and shifted to the United States in 1899 and 1900 respectively.
In the year 1986, Pompeo got married to Leslie Libert. They stayed together for 11 years and after eleven years of togetherness, the couple finally divorced each other in the year 1996.
After his divorce from Lelie Libert, he again tied the knot with Susan Pompeo. He also has one son from his second marriage. His son’s name is Nicholas.
Mike Pompeo : Career
After Rex Tillerson stepped down in the year 2018, Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Pompeo to serve as a secretary of state on the 13th of March 2018. On the 23rd of April, the nomination poll was in the favour of Pompeo.
As a secretary of state, Pompeo was described as one of the most ardent Trump loyalists in the whole cabinet.
Because Trump used to criticise the U.S traditional democratic allies, Pompeo also used to do the same. Speech given by Pompeo on being the Christian Leader was also promoted by the state government in October 2019. The speech promoted by the State Government was met with a lot of criticism.