5 things to know about secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Mike Pompeo — an engineer, lawyer, former Army officer and ex-congressman — is President Trump's choice to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

First in his class at West Point

Pompeo earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. in 1986. He then served five years of active duty in the Army, rising to the rank of captain. He was a cavalry officer in the former East Germany.

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