Alec Bierbauer is the CEO of Blackrock Strategy, offering over 30 years of risk mitigation experience. Alec has worked for more than a decade with international Fortune 500 companies to protect their people, brands, and market share. He brings over 20 years of experience in counterintelligence and counterterrorism, conducting and managing unique, special military and other government operations across the globe.
Alec's career began as an Army Counterintelligence Special Agent working espionage investigations. His career path eventually brought him to the assignment as the principal US Department of Defense intelligence officer for briefing the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Defense Intelligence Agency leadership on special programs, culminating with his work in the CIA's Clandestine Service as a Case Officer.
During Alec's tenure with the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center, he was the founder, Program Manager, and Director for the National Security Council requirement resulting in the development, operationalization, and weaponization of the Predator Drone Program. Alec also served as a Chief of Base and an Operations Officer in multiple war and conflict zones.
Alec’s post-government career continued support to US interests through government contracting, as well as support to large businesses needing to mitigate risk to specified people and interests. This includes the sale and support of defense materials, systems, and services to approved foreign governments through the FMS and FMF process.
In 2021, he became published as the co-author of "Never Mind, We'll Do lt Ourselves. The inside Story of How a Team of Renegades Broke Rules, Shattered Barriers, and Launched a Drone Warfare Revolution."
Alec holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University, and he is a member of The American Legion at Post 237 in Huntsville, Ala.
Episode 163: Tango Alpha Lima: "Nevermind, We'll Do it Ourselves" authors Alec Bierbauer and Mark Cooter
June 13th, 2023 | Season 4 | 1 hr 1 min
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