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Houston Oil Forum 2019 Confirmed Distinguished Speakers Include


Alex J. Vega IV

Owner, Vega Security Associates LLC
San Antonio, Texas

Alex provides National Security consulting to both the U.S. government and the private sector. His combined 35 years of distinguished government service includes high-level diplomatic assignments serving throughout Russia, the Far East, Central Asia and the countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union. A retired U.S. Army officer, he served on active duty as both a Combat Arms and as a Russian Foreign Area officer. Highlights of his assignments include serving as an Investigator with the Joint U.S. & Russia Commission on POW / MIA, as a U.S. Army Attaché at U.S. Embassy Moscow, and as a Defense Threat Reduction Agency Inspection Team Chief leading intrusive inspections of Russian military units under the Conventional Forces of Europe Treaty, the Vienna Document 1999 Agreement, and Article 2 and 4 of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia- Herzegovina. For the last decade, Alex and his personnel have provided focused threat mitigation expertise enabling clients to identify, mitigate, thwart and defeat subversive adversarial activity. Simultaneously, Alex also served as a visiting graduate professor to the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. The majority of his graduate students are now serving throughout the U.S. Government. Alex earned his Baccalaureate degree in History from Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, and his Master’s degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is also a graduate of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and selected to attend the U.S. Army War College. A graduate of the Defense Language Institute, he speaks Russian, German and Spanish.