NYT: Meet Stephen K. Bannon — U.S. Naval Officer, Harvard MBA, Investment Banker, Filmmaker, Media Mogul, Populist ‘Establishment Outsider’


Alan Rappeport writes a profile in the New York Times of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon.

Donald J. Trump has shaken up his campaign leadership yet again, bringing on Stephen K. Bannon to be its chief executive for the final sprint to the general election. Best known for being the executive chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News, Mr. Bannon has a long history in the military, in banking and in filmmaking.

Here is a more detailed look at Mr. Bannon.

A Well-Educated Populist

Mr. Trump likes to brag that he went to the best school — the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania — but Mr. Bannon went to some pretty good colleges, too. He has an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown and an M.B.A. from Harvard.

From Sea to Silver Screen

Before entering the business world, Mr. Bannon was in the military. For seven years, he was a surface warfare officer in the Navy. He served in battle groups that were stationed in the Arabian Sea and in the Persian Gulf. After that, he was stationed at the Pentagon, becoming special assistant to the chief of naval operations during President Ronald Reagan’s first term.

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