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Vice President Pence Announces Andrea Thompson (South Dakota Native) as National Security Advisor

WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence today announced the appointment of Colonel Andrea Thompson (U.S. Army – Retired) as Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President.

Sioux Falls,South Dakota (PR MediaRelease) January 25, 2017

The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

January 25, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence Announces Andrea Thompson (South Dakota Native) as National Security Advisor

WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence today announced the appointment of Colonel Andrea Thompson (U.S. Army – Retired) as Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President.

“Colonel Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge as a career military intelligence officer and combat veteran to her role as my National Security Advisor,” said Vice President Pence. “She has a deep understanding of the complex challenges that face the United States at this juncture in history and is uniquely qualified to serve in this important role.”

Thompson brings more than 25 years of service in the U.S. military to her new role, including deployment on multiple combat tours such as: Intelligence Directorate/J2 Chief of Staff in Afghanistan, Senior Intelligence Officer for Multi-National Division (North) in Iraq, and additional tours in Iraq, Bosnia and operational deployments around the world.

Thompson previously served as the National Security Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, the Executive Officer to the Under Secretary of the Army and the Senior Military Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

Thompson graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota, Long Island University and National Defense University. She previously served as the Director of the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute and is the co-author of the book Achieving Victory in Iraq: Countering an Insurgency.

 

 
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