Rear Adm. Mike Dumont is a native of Brunswick, Maine, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Maine, Dumont holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
He served five years on active duty as an Army aviator and paratrooper, holding positions as a company executive officer, flight platoon leader in the Middle East and a Task Force executive officer in Central America. Upon leaving the Army, he affiliated with the U.S. Navy Reserve as a naval aviator.
Dumont has commanded Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HCS) 4; the Navy Reserve unit of USS George Washington (CVN 73); the Navy Detachment at Site-R; the Navy Reserve unit of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans & Strategy (OPNAV N3/N5); and the Joint Reserve Unit of the U.S. Military Delegation to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium.
In subsequent assignments, Dumont served as special assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) and commander, U.S. European Command; chief of staff, Office of the U.S. Defense Representative to Pakistan; deputy chief of staff for Stability Operations, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan; chief of staff as well as deputy chief of staff for strategy, resources and plans (N5/N8), U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa; deputy director for politico-military affairs, Joint Staff J5; and deputy director for strategic initiatives, Joint Staff J5.