Vice 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. He also holds a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
He served five years on active duty as an Army aviator and paratrooper. Upon leaving the Army, he affiliated with the U.S. Navy Reserve as a naval aviator. Dumont has held five commands including an air squadron, several operational units, and a joint command.
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; deputy director for Strategic Initiatives, Joint Staff J5; and vice director, Joint Staff.