He also serves as a Fellow with the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law and Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
Additionally, Alex is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. Alex teaches SEST-512: Congress and National Security Policy and SEST-701: Hacking for Defense in the Security Studies Program.
Prior to Alex's role with CMP, he served as a Professional Staff Member with the House Armed Services Committee. His portfolio included U.S. policy in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions. Alex wrote authorities, conducted oversight, and advised the Chairman of the committee within his portfolio area of responsibility for five National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAAs).
From 2008-2012, Alex served as an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point and the Deputy Director of the Combating Terrorism Center.
Alex began his career as a U.S. Army officer. His operational deployments included a peacekeeping deployment in Kosovo and a combat tour in Iraq.
Alex has also served as a non-resident Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC. His work has been featured in The Hill, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, Modern War Institute, and CTC Sentinel.
Alex earned a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Currently, Alex is a PhD candidate at Leiden University’s School of Governance and Global Affairs at The Hague, Netherlands.