Congessman Mike Gallagher served for seven years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, including two deployments to Iraq. He also served as the lead Republican staffer for the Middle East and Counterterrorism on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and worked in the private sector at an energy and supply chain management company in Green Bay.

Mr. Gallagher 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 Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University. Mike also earned a Master’s degree in Security Studies with honors from Georgetown and a Master’s 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.