Mike Pompeo

Michael Richard Pompeo (/pɒmˈp/; born December 30, 1963) is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who served under President Donald Trump as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2017 to 2018 and as the 70th United States secretary of state from 2018 to 2021.

Mike Pompeo
70th United States Secretary of State
In office
April 26, 2018  January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyJohn Sullivan
Stephen Biegun
Preceded byRex Tillerson
Succeeded byAntony Blinken
6th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
January 23, 2017  April 26, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyGina Haspel
Preceded byJohn Brennan
Succeeded byGina Haspel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th district
In office
January 3, 2011  January 23, 2017
Preceded byTodd Tiahrt
Succeeded byRon Estes
Personal details
Born
Michael Richard Pompeo

(1963-12-30) December 30, 1963 (age 57)
Orange, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Leslie Libert
(m. 1986; div. 1997)

Susan Justice Mostrous
(m. 2000)
Children1
ResidenceWichita, Kansas, U.S.
EducationUnited States Military Academy (BS)
Harvard University (JD)
Net worth$345,000 (2014)[1]
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1986–1991[2]
Rank Captain
Unit

Pompeo is a former United States Army officer. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, representing Kansas's 4th congressional district. He was a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee. Pompeo is also a member of the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party.[3]

Once a critic of Donald Trump, whom he called an "authoritarian", Pompeo became one of his biggest supporters after Trump became the Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential election.[4][5] President Donald Trump appointed Pompeo director of the Central Intelligence Agency in January 2017. Trump promoted Pompeo to secretary of state in March 2018, with Pompeo succeeding Rex Tillerson after his dismissal.[6] Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2018, in a 57–42 vote[7][8][9] and was sworn in the same day.[10]

During his tenure as secretary of state, Pompeo was described as among the staunchest Trump loyalists in the Cabinet.[5] During his tenure, he routinely flouted norms and protocols followed by his predecessors.[5] These included using his office to campaign for Trump's re-election officials, firing and criticizing State Department inspectors general, and standing on the sidelines while Trump and his allies harassed career diplomats.[5] A State Department Inspector General report found more than 100 instances of misconduct where Pompeo requested that State Department staff perform personal errands for him and his wife.[11] Under Pompeo's tenure, career State Department officials quit, were forced into retirement or fired, and were replaced by inexperienced political appointees.[12] In January 2021, Pompeo joined the Hudson Institute.[13]