Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher
Candidate For U.S. Representative District 8

Mike Gallagher

Candidate Background


118 S Washington St., Green Bay, WI 54301-4230

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Candidate Biography

From candidate website

Mike joined the U.S. Marine Corps the day that he graduated from college.

He served seven years on active duty as a human intelligence/counterintelligence officer and regional affairs officer for the Middle East and North Africa, earning the rank of captain. During his service, he deployed twice to Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as a commander of intelligence teams.

Mike also served on Gen. Petraeus' Central Command Assessment Team in the Middle East and spent three years working in the U.S. intelligence community, including tours in the National Counterterrorism Center and the Drug Enforcement Agency. He subsequently served as the lead Republican staffer for the Middle East, North Africa, and Counterterrorism on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as the national security advisor for Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign. He now works in the private sector as the senior global market strategist at Breakthrough Fuel, a Green Bay-based energy and supply chain management company competing in 48 countries around the world.

During his distinguished career, Mike has become a thought leader on national security issues.

Mike was the honor graduate from the Basic School, the Marine Corps CI/HUMINT Basic Course, as well as the MAGTF Intelligence Officers Course. He earned a PhD in International Relations from Georgetown University. Mike also earned a masters degree in security studies with honors from Georgetown and a masters of science in strategic intelligence from National Intelligence University. He earned his bachelor's degree from Princeton University with a focus on Near Eastern Studies and Arabic.

Mike is a seventh-generation Wisconsin native, born at St. Mary's Hospital to a loving family who taught him the value of hard work, community, faith in God, and an undying love for the Green Bay Packers.