Michael Waltz

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Michael Waltz
Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 6th district
Assuming office
January 3, 2019
SucceedingRon DeSantis
Personal details
Born (1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 44)
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationVirginia Military Institute (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
UnitArmy Special Forces
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan

Michael Waltz (born January 31, 1974)[1] is an American politician who was elected[2] to serve Florida's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives elections, 2018.[3]


Waltz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies at the Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve.


A retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer, Waltz is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, a former senior advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney for South Asia and Counterterrorism in the George W. Bush White House., founded and served as CEO for a successful defense firm that provides strategic analysis, intelligence support, and training to U.S. Government customers worldwide, and the first Green Beret ever elected to the United States Congress. Prior to his time in the White House, Waltz served in a senior role at the Pentagon as Director for Afghanistan policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is a member of the Republican Party. Mike is a FOX News contributor, providing expert commentary on foreign policy and defense issues, and has also appeared frequently on CNN, MSNBC, BBC World News, and PBS Frontline.[4][5]



  1. ^ https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/416745-florida-new-members-2019
  2. ^ "Special forces: How Mike Waltz defeated the national left - Florida Politics". floridapolitics.com. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ "Republican Michael Waltz wins open Florida House seat, keeping 6th District in GOP control". SFGate. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  4. ^ "Matchup between ex-Cheney aide and ex-Clinton aide set in Florida's 6th". The Washington Post. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  5. ^ Mark Harper. "Big money aids Nancy Soderberg, Michael Waltz in District 6 congressional race - News - The St. Augustine Record - St. Augustine, FL". Staugustine.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ron DeSantis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 6th congressional district