Mike Pompeo’s full name is (Michael Richard Pompeo) was born on 30 December 1963 in Orange California. The son of Dorothy (born Mercer) and Wayne Pompeo. He is an American politician, negotiator, and businessman who administered 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.
His paternal great-grandparents, Carlo Pompeo and Adelina Tollis were born in Pacentro, Abruzzo, Italy, and departed to the United States in 1899 and 1900, respectively.
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 deputy on the Republican National Committee. Pompeo is also a member of the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party.
Once a faultfinder 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. President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo as an administrator of the Central Intelligence Agency in January 2017. Trump endorsed Pompeo to the post of state Secretary in March 2018, with Pompeo succeeding Rex Tillerson after his acquittal.
Pompeo was verified by the Senate on April 26, 2018, in a 57–42 poll and was sworn in the same day.
During his term as secretary of state, Pompeo was described as a reliable Trump loyalist in the Cabinet. During his term, he regularly disobeyed the criteria and protocols followed by his predecessors. These included using his office to campaign for Trump’s re-election officials, discharge and condemning State Department inspectors general, and standing on the sidelines while Trump and his allies tortured career politicians. Under Pompeo’s term, career State Department officials quit, were forced into retirement or fired, and were displaced by unskilled political selectees.
In January 2021, Pompeo joined the Hudson Institute.
Mike Pompeo Early Life
Pompeo was born in Orange, California, In 1982, Pompeo graduated from Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, California, where he played forward on the basketball team. In 1986, Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he trained himself in engineering management. He was a classmate of Brian Bulatao and Ulrich Brechbuhl, who later supported him to found Thayer Aerospace.
From 1986 to 1991, Pompeo served in the U.S. Army as an armour officer with the West Germany-based 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the 4th Infantry Division. He also served as a tank platoon leader before becoming a cavalry army administrative officer and then the squadron supervision officer.
In 1994, Pompeo earned a degree of Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Mike Pompeo Career
After graduating from law school, he worked as a lawyer for Williams & Connolly in Washington.
In 1998, Pompeo moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he and three other West Point friends, Brian Bulatao, Ulrich Brechbuhl, and Michael Stradinger, developed three aircraft-part manufacturers there (Aero Machine, Precision Profiling, B&B Machine) and in St. Louis (Advance Tool & Die), renaming the element Thayer Aerospace after West Point superintendent Sylvanus Thayer.
Enterprise funded for the private organization included a nearly 20% investment from Koch Industries as well as Dallas-based Cardinal Investment, and Bain & Company (Brechbuhl worked for Bain at the time). Brechbuhl and Stradinger left the company shortly after it was founded, but Pompeo and Bulatao continued.
In 2006, he sold his dividend in the company, which had been renamed Nex-Tech Aerospace to Highland Capital Management, which had clients including Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems and Raytheon Aircraft. Pompeo then became president of Sentry International, an oilfield device manufacturer that was also a partner of Koch Industries.
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Mike Pompeo Personal Life
Pompeo married Leslie Libert in 1986. The couple later divorced. He then married Susan Justice Monstrous in 2000 and formally adopted her son, Nicholas.
Pompeo is affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Pompeo assisted as a local church Priester from 2007 to 2009 and taught in school every Sunday.
In 2014, Pompeo told a church group that Christians needed to “know that Jesus Christ as our savior is truly the only solution for our world”. In 2015 in a talk at a church, Pompeo said that “politics is a never-ending struggle until the Rapture.
Mike Pompeo was awarded The Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon.
Mike Pompeo Net Worth
Mike Pompeo is an American politician and attorney who has a net worth of $800 thousand. According to his most recent financial disclosure, Mike Pompeo net worth ranges from $500 thousand to $800 thousand with his largest single property being a national pension that is worth $350 thousand. He gets a pension for serving five years in the Army, six years serving in Congress and his time in the Trump parliament.