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Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the Senior Counsel for Global Affairs at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Before joining the ACLJ, Pompeo led the U.S. State Department as Secretary of State. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Pompeo also served four terms in Congress, representing Kansas’ 4th District. During his tenure, he served on the House Intelligence Committee, as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee and House Select Benghazi Committee.

After graduating first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pompeo served as a U.S. Army tank platoon leader and then cavalry officer and squadron maintenance officer in West Germany prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

After retiring from active duty at the rank of Captain, Pompeo graduated from Harvard Law School, having been an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Harvard Law Review. He then worked as a lawyer in a D.C. firm.

Secretary Pompeo brings unique and unparalleled experience in foreign policy, diplomacy, and leadership to his role with the ACLJ.

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