You can tell that Mike Pompeo is a man blessed by God. The favor that he has been given among the brightest and best and leaders of the world can only come from God, especially when you consider his very humble background.
According to various articles:
Pompeo was born in Orange, California, the son of Dorothy (née Mercer) and Wayne Pompeo. His father was of Italian ancestry; his paternal great-grandparents were born in Caramanico Terme, Abruzzo. In 1982, Pompeo graduated from Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, California, where he played power forward on the basketball team. In 1986, Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he majored in engineering management.
From 1986 to 1991, Pompeo served in the U.S. Army as an Armor Branch Officer with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the 4th Infantry Division, reaching the rank of Captain.
In 1994, Pompeo received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he served as one of 78 editors of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and on the 81-member Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he worked as a lawyer for the law firm Williams & Connolly in Washington.
In 1998, Pompeo moved to Wichita when he and three other West Point graduate friends, Brian Bulatao, Ulrich Brechbuhl, and Michael Stradinger, acquired three aircraft part makers companies in Wichita (Aero Machine, Precision Profiling, B&B Machine) and one in St. Louis (Advance Tool & Die) and renamed it Thayer Aerospace (named for West Point founder Sylvanus Thayer). Venture funding for the private organization included a 2% investment from Koch Industries as well as Dallas-based Cardinal Investment and Bain Capital (Pompeo’s friend Brechbuhl worked for Bain at the time). Brechbuhl and Stradinger left the company shortly after it was founded but Pompeo and Bulatao continued until 2006. In 2017, when Pompeo became head of the CIA, he named Bulatao as chief operating officer.
In 2006, he sold his interest in Thayer to Highland Capital Management. The announcement said clients of the firm included “Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, Raytheon Aircraft and others”. It was renamed Nex-Tech Aerospace.
Pompeo then became president of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment company, which was also a partner of Koch Industries.
In the 2010 Kansas Republican primary for the 4th District Congressional seat, Pompeo defeated State Senator Jean Schodorf (who received 24%), Wichita businessman Wink Hartman (who received 23%), and small business owner Jim Anderson (who received 13%). State Senator Dick Kelsey also ran for the nomination, but ended his campaign before the August primary and endorsed Pompeo. Late in the primary, Schodorf began to surge in the polls, prompting two outside groups—Americans for Prosperity and Common Sense Issues, an Ohio-based political group—to spend tens of thousands of dollars in the final campaign days to attack Schodorf and support Pompeo.
In the general election, Pompeo defeated Democratic nominee Raj Goyle, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. Pompeo received 59% of the vote (117,171 votes), to 36% for Goyle (71,866). During the campaign, Pompeo sparked controversy when his campaign’s Twitter account shared, then later deleted, a blog post calling his Indian-American opponent a “turban topper” and then-President Barack Obama an “evil Muslim communist.”
During the campaign, Pompeo received $80,000 in donations from Koch Industries and its employees.
In his 2012 re-election bid, Pompeo defeated Democratic nominee Robert Tillman by a margin of 62%–32%. In his election Pompeo’s campaign was supported by Koch Industries with $110,000.
Pompeo won the general election, defeating Democrat Perry Schuckman with 66.7% of the vote.
Pompeo beat Democrat Daniel B. Giroux in the general election with 60.6% of the vote.
Pompeo served on the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the following three subcommittees: the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Energy, and the United States House Intelligence Subcommittee on the CIA. He was also on the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi.
Pompeo is a member of the Congressional Constitution Caucus.
Pompeo married Leslie Libert in 1986 and later married Susan Pompeo. They have one son, Nicholas.
Mike and Susan Pompeo are affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Pompeo serves as a local church deacon and teaches Sunday school.
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, Pompeo gave a speech at a rally held at a church, stating that politics is “a never-ending struggle … until the rapture.”
It is a blessing to have a humble out-and-out born again praying Christian in one of the most powerful offices in the world. Look at what God has already done with this new secretary of state in the world in just a few weeks with talent on loan from God.
– David Paul