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|United States Deputy National Security Advisor|
22 September 2019 – 7 January 2021
|Preceded by||Charles Kupperman|
|Born||1973/1974 (age 46–47)|
|Father||John Stanley Pottinger|
|Education||University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BA)|
|Branch/service||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||2005–2010 (active)
War in Afghanistan
Combat Action Ribbon
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Matthew Pottinger is an American former journalist and U.S. Marine Corps officer who served as the United States Deputy National Security Advisor from 22 September 2019 until 7 January 2021. Previously serving as Asia Director on the National Security Council since 2017, his tenure was unusual among senior aides serving under President Trump for its length, given an administration marked by high turnover. Pottinger worked to develop the Trump administration's policies towards China.
He resigned from his position early 7 January in the wake of the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol.
Pottinger is married to Dr. Yen Pottinger and they have two children. After Pottinger resigned in 2021, he announced that he and his family would relocate to Utah.
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