National Security Advisor to the Vice President, Andrea Thompson, brings more than 25 years of service in the U.S. military to her role, including deployments on multiple combat tours such as: Intelligence Directorate/J2 Chief of Staff in Afghanistan, Senior Intelligence Officer for Multi-National Division (North) in Iraq, and additional tours in Iraq, Bosnia and operational deployments around the world.

Thompson previously served as the National Security Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, the Executive Officer to the Under Secretary of the Army and the Senior Military Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

Thompson graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota, Long Island University and National Defense University. She previously served as the Director of the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute and is the co-author of the book Achieving Victory in Iraq: Countering an Insurgency.