As an Obama political appointee in the Department of Defense for nearly seven years, Alex ended the administration as Chief of Staff to the 22nd Secretary of the Army. In previously appointments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Alex represented the Pentagon to the interagency seeking to forge consensus on controversial issues like detention, drones, landmines, and autonomous technologies while engaging internationally at two high profile treaty negotiations at the United Nations, including as the primary Defense Department negotiator and as deputy head of the U.S. delegation.
Previously, Alex worked on Uber's global policy development team, as the principal staffer responsible for managing Obama for America's 150-member National LGBT Steering and Policy committee in 2008, and as an attorney at K&L Gates in Seattle.
He was awarded the Army's Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2017, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service in 2015, named one of the best lawyers under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association in 2012, and is a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. Alex received his B.A. from Brown University and J.D. from Georgetown Law, where he also has taught a course on LGBT rights as an adjunct professor since 2011.
Chapter: Washington, DC