Stephen Kevin Bannon is an American political aide, and former media executive and film producer, who is currently the White House Chief Strategist in the Trump administration.
The White House Chief Strategist is one of the President's closest advisors working to execute the administration's long-term agenda and providing counsel to the President on all critical matters.
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In this capacity, he attended the Principals Committee of the U.S. National Security Council from January 28, 2017 to April 5, 2017.
The White House National Security Council is the principal forum used by the President of the United States for consideration of national security and foreign policy matters with senior national security advisors and Cabinet officials and is part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
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Before assuming the White House position, Bannon was the chief executive officer of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Before his political career, he was executive chair of Breitbart News, a far-right news, opinion, and commentary website which he described in 2016 as "the platform for the alt-right".
Breitbart News Network is a politically conservative American news, opinion and commentary website founded in 2007 by conservative commentator and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart.
The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loose group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in the United States.
Far-right politics are right-wing politics further on the right of the left-right spectrum than the standard political right.
Bannon has been a naval officer, banker, radio host, research director, film producer and media executive.
He was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, serving on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster as well as at the Pentagon.
In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.
The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
After his military service, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department.
An investment bank is typically a private company that provides various financial-related and other services to individuals, corporations, and governments such as raising financial capital by underwriting or acting as the client's agent in the issuance of securities.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational finance company that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities, and other financial services, primarily with institutional clients.
In 1993, he was made acting director of the Earth-science research project Biosphere 2. In the 1990s, he became an executive producer in the Hollywood film and media industry and has produced 18 films since 1991.
Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona.