Honorable Michael Lumpkin

Senior Vice President, Leidos
30th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

MIchael D. Lumpkin is Senior Vice President of Human Performance and Behavioral Health at Leidos Health, he joined the team in December 2017. He is a former American Naval Officer and businessman who served as the Special Envoy and Coordinator of the Global Engagement Center at the U.S. Department of State until January 2017. From 2013 until 2016, he was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict. During that time, he also served as the acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the third-highest civilian job at the  United States Department of Defense. 

Lumpkin is considered an experienced crisis manager and turnaround expert. Prior to his current role he was tasked to overhaul U.S. government efforts to disrupt extremist propaganda, he led the DoD response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, efforts to locate and return Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, and the reorganization of the military’s broken POW/MIA program.

As a Navy Seal, Lumpkin served nine operational tours, one commanding a Team, in counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics operations around the world, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, the Philippines, and Central and South America.