Matt Pottinger

Former Deputy National Security Adviser

Matt Pottinger served four years in senior roles on the National Security Council staff, including as Deputy National Security Advisor from 2019 to 2021. Beginning his career as a writer in China for Reuters and The Wall Street Journal, Pottinger later joined the Marine Corps, serving three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Pottinger is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.