WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee oversees the U.S. Intelligence Community and handles a range of issues from cybersecurity to military intelligence.
“As a Marine Corps Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Officer, I saw first-hand the importance of intelligence in creating decision advantage for the leaders of this country. After two decades of prioritizing counterterrorism operations, our challenge is now to adapt the intelligence community to face the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party, whose core identity is shaped by the role that intelligence operations and United Front Work played in its ascendency to power within China. Today, the CCP seeks to leverage both United Front Work as well as emerging technologies to ascend to power globally, displacing the United States and destroying our values. I am grateful to Leader McCarthy for this opportunity and I look forward to working with him and Ranking Member Turner to ensure the intelligence community is equipped to win this New Cold War,” said Rep. Gallagher.
“In today’s global threat environment, we need experienced and proven leaders in our intelligence community who will put the security of America above all else. As a Marine who served for nearly a decade as a counterintelligence officer focused on missions in the Middle East and Africa, Mike is the ideal member to serve on the Intelligence committee. He has a unique understanding of our greatest security challenges and has an admirable passion for his expertise that will prove invaluable on the committee. There is no question he will be a proven-asset to this critical committee,” said Leader McCarthy.
“Congressman Gallagher’s dedicated service in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. House of Representatives coupled with his expertise in national security policy will bring valuable insight to the House Intelligence Committee. He is committed to improving accountability within our defense and intelligence communities and I look forward to working with him to address our nation’s most pressing security challenges,” said Ranking Member Turner.
In the U.S. Marine Corps, Gallagher served as a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Officer for seven years.
In the House, he currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where he is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He also served as the co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which helped implement policies to strengthen U.S. cyber defenses.