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Mike Gallagher

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Mike Gallagher

Former US Representative, Wisconsin; Former Chairman, US House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher represented Wisconsin’s 8th District in the United States House of Representatives from 2017 to 2024, where he served as the founding Chairman of the Select Committee on China, Chairman of the Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Armed Services Subcommittee, and Chairman of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. He also served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Armed Services Committee.


Prior to Congress, Dr. Gallagher served seven years on active duty as a Marine Corps Human Intelligence/Counterintelligence Officer and Regional Affairs Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, deploying twice Iraq and working for General Petraeus’ Central Command Assessment Team. He also 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 Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s lead Republican staffer for the Middle East, North Africa, and Counterterrorism and as the national security advisor for Governor Walker’s presidential campaign. 


Dr. Gallagher earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University, a masters degree in Security Studies from Georgetown, a masters degree in Government from Georgetown, and a masters of science in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He is a 7th generation Wisconsinite, born and raised in Green Bay, WI where he now lives with his wife (and Packer owner) Anne and daughters (and Packer owners) Grace and Rose.