Matthew Pottinger Age: How Old Is Matthew Pottinger?

Matthew Forbes Pottinger is an American former journalist and U.S. Marine Corps officer.

He served as the United States deputy national security advisor from September 22, 2019, until January 7, 2021.

Previously the 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.

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Pottinger worked to develop the Trump administration’s policies toward China.

Matthew Pottinger

He submitted his resignation on the afternoon of January 6, in response to the 2021 United States Capitol attack. Pottinger left the White House the following morning.

Pottinger worked as a journalist for Reuters between 1998 and 2001 before he joined the United States Marine Corps. Then he moved to The Wall Street Journal until his retirement from journalism in 2005.

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Matthew Pottinger Age: How Old Is Matthew Pottinger?

He is 49 years old as of 2022. Matthew Pottinger was born in 1973.

Matthew Pottinger College: Where Did Matthew Pottinger Go To School?

He was educated at Milton Academy and was a schoolmate and childhood friend of John Avlon.

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Pottinger graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese studies and is fluent in Mandarin.