Matthew Forbes Pottinger is an American former journalist and U.S. Marine Corps officer who was born in 1973.
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.
Pottinger worked to develop the Trump administration’s policies toward China.
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.
Matthew Pottinger Nationality
Matthew is rumored by many to have Irish descent, however, he is an American by nationality.
Matthew Pottinger Ethnicity
He belongs to the white ethnicity.
Matthew Pottinger Wife
Born Yen Duong is the beautiful wife of Matthew Pottinger. The happy couple got married in 2014 after being together for well over seven years prior to the ceremony.
Matthew Pottinger Children
Matthew together with his wife Yen are blessed with two children, but the details are not available to the public domain yet.
Matthew Pottinger Parents
Matthew was born to his parents John Stanley Pottinger and Gloria Anderson. His father John Stanley Pottinger is an American novelist and lawyer. He previously worked as a banker in the 1980s and served as a political executive known for his appointments involving civil rights.
Matthew Pottinger Siblings
Matthew has two siblings with one of them identified as Paul Pottinger, who is a Professor in the ID Division’s Clinician-Educator Pathway. He is the Director of the ID Training Program.