Honorable Michael Lumpkin
Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for the Global Engagements Center
2020 Virtual SO/LIC
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.