Michael “Mick” Patrick Mulroy is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East. He is a retired CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer from the Special Activities Center and a retired United States Marine. He is a Senior Fellow for the Middle East Institute and an ABC News National Security and Defense Analyst.
Mick is on the Board of Advisors of several non-profit organizations. These charities include Sound Off, Team America Relief, Veterans Alliance for Holistic Alternatives, FamilUSA, Third Option Foundation, Grassroots Reconciliation Group, and the Co-President of End Child Soldiering.
His CIA awards include the Intelligence Star, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, the Career Intelligence Medal, the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, and Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia service medals. He is also a recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award.
His military awards include the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Public Service, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy, and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medals.
Mick holds a bachelor’s degree from Augusta University and a law degree from Samford University. He is married to Mary Beth Mulroy, and they have two children. A son that is a graduate of the University of Montana and a United States Marine, and a daughter who is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. They also have three godsons and four goddaughters, all gold star daughters. They live in Whitefish, Montana.
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