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Pete Hegseth Bio
Whether it's the battlefield, the media, the Ivy League, or national politics -- Pete Hegseth is a passionate fighter for America and the freedoms we love. Pete is a decorated war-fighter, Princeton and Harvard graduate, a veterans and military advocate, a highly-acclaimed author, and now a FOX NEWS host and political analyst -- but above all, he is a patriot.
Hegseth is the co-host of FOX & FRIENDS WEEKEND and also frequently guest hosts for FOX & FRIENDS during the week. He is also a FOX NEWS Senior Political Analyst, providing analysis and commentary across all FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS programming.
In May of 2016, Hegseth's first book--IN THE ARENA--was published by Threshold Editions of Simon & Schuster. The book, which channels a famous Teddy Roosevelt speech, makes an impassioned argument for gritty citizenship at home and American strength aboard.
Hegseth has deployed three times since 9/11, most recently returning from Afghanistan where he was the senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul from 2011-2012. Hegseth previously served in Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their 2005-2006 deployment, serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Baghdad in 2005, and as a Civil-Military Operations officer in Samarra in 2006. He also served in Guantanamo Bay for a year guarding detainees. Hegseth holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman's Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hegseth previously served as the Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) from 2012-2015, the largest conservative veterans and military families organization in America. Prior to joining CVA, Hegseth was Executive Director for Vets for Freedom from 2007-2011, an organization committed to victory on the battlefield.
Hegseth graduated from Princeton University in 2003 with a degree in Politics and completed a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2013. Hegseth has four young children--Gunner, Boone, Rex and Gwendolyn--who, he prays, will someday be "IN THE ARENA" for God and country.