Mike Pompeo is what Donald Trump likes to call a "winner," someone in possession of all three qualifications the president values most – academic achievement, military experience, and business success.
The 53-year-old, who has replaced Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, graduated first in his class from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1986, going on to serve as a cavalry officer.
He later graduated from Harvard Law School, and went on to a successful business career with aerospace and private security companies.
In 2010 he was elected as congressman from Kansas, serving on the House Intelligence Committee.
He also sat on the committee that investigated the 2012 attack in Benghazi,…
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