Peter Brian “Pete” Hegseth is a former United States Army Personnel, who served as a significant within the United States Army. He additionally held the place of government director of the group Vets For Freedom, previously, additionally serving at Counterinsurgency Training Center, Kabul as senior counterinsurgency teacher with the Minnesota National Guard from 2011-2012. Hegseth at present serves as a contributor on the FOX News Channel and has additionally contributed to CNN and MSNBC.
Hegseth stood as a candidate for the United States Senate election, Minnesota in 2012 for the Republican Party, however was defeated by Kurt Bills, who was chosen because the Party’s candidate. He additionally served within the capability of CEO of the Concerned Veterans for America however later separated from the group. Hegseth was thought-about a fore-runner for the place of the pinnacle of United States Department of Veteran Affairs within the administration of President Donald Trump, however following objections from main veterans’ teams, his named was dropped and David Shulkin was in the end elected.
Early Life and Education
Hegseth was born on 6 June, 1980 within the metropolis of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA to his mother and father, Penelope and Brian Hegseth and raised within the metropolis of Forest Lake, Minnesota. He is of North American ancestry on each side of his household.
Hegseth studied on the Forest Lake Area High School in Minnesota. He later enrolled into Princeton University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2003. He was the editor of the conservative, pupil-run publication, Princeton Tory. Hegseth later attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from the place he earned a Masters Degree in Public Policy in 2013.
After graduating from Princeton, Hegseth began a profession in 2003 within the capability of an infantry officer within the U.S. Army National Guard. He served as one of many infantry platoon leaders when his unit acquired known as to the Guantánamo Bay in 2004 for which he was awarded and Army Commendation Medal. After Hegseth returned from Cuba, he voluntarily served in Baghdad as an infantry platoon chief and was named the civil–army operations officer whereas serving in Samarra. He additionally fought within the Iraq War and was given a number of honours and medals together with Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, and one other Army Commendation Medal. Before he was deployed to the National Guard service, Hegseth labored at Bear Stearns as a civilian.
After Hegseth returned from Iraq, he labored on the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research briefly. In 2007, he began working at Vets For Freedom within the capability of an government director and continued within the place till 2010. He concurrently served as a army analyst for Fox News Channel, and made a number of tv appearances on channels like FOX, MSNBC and CNN. Hegseth additionally serves on the Council on Foreign Relations as a time period member and frequently contributes to the National Review Online. He additionally authors a number of editorials for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and New York Post.
Wife and Children
Hegseth has been married twice. He was first married to his highschool sweetheart Meredith Schwarz in 2004 however the marriage solely lasted till 2009, when the couple formally cut up.
Hegseth then entered right into a relationship with Samantha Hegseth and the couple tied the knot in 2010. Together they’ve three sons named Gunner, Boone and Rex Hegseth.
Pete Hegseth – Salary and Net Worth
As a Fox News contributor, Hegseth earns an annual wage of $250,000 and has an estimated internet price of roughly $three Million.