Francis X. Taylor: A life of Service to the Nation
April 14, 2021
Hosted by Chief Alex Morales and Ambassador Harry Thomas
In this episode, we will be talking to Mr. Francis X. Taylor, the President and CEO of FXTaylor Associates, LLC, specializing in Security, Crisis Management, and Risk Management Consulting. A former Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, US Department of Homeland Security, former Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, Retired Brigadier General, USAF, and former Vice President and Chief Security Officer for GE. Mr. Taylor will be sharing his life experiences as a military service member, US civil servant, and the private sector.
The Spotlight with the Ambassador and the Chief
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The Ambassador and The Chief is hosted by Ambassador Harry Thomas and Chief Alex Morales-Hernandez. Together, they have over 50 years of service to America in the military and the State Department. They are now applying their experience in the private sector and academia. This podcast will cover current events in the U.S and abroad, featuring a range of guests from politicians and veterans to social activists and media personalities.. Our goal is to inspire our listeners to confront issues facing the global community. We also aim to bring smiles to your faces. The Spotlight with the Ambassador and the Chief has new shows weekly on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Chief Alex Morales and Ambassador Harry Thomas
Chief Alex Morales-Hernandez, the CEO and President of CW3RET Enterprise, LLC (dba EEC Solutions) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he lived until he enlisted in the United States Army. He is a 2013 graduate of Central Michigan University with a Master of Science in Administration. Alex enlisted in the United States Army on 18 April 1995 and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three after 21 years of military service. He served in the Special Operations Enterprise and lastly in the Defense Attaché System as the Operations Coordinator, Assistant Army Attaché, and Acting Defense Attaché in countries such as Bolivia, Chad, El Salvador, Colombia, Malawi, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Alex is a recipient of numerous military awards including the 3rd highest award in the Department of State “Award for Heroism”. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a Senior Strategic Engagement Leader at Special Operations Command. He served as ambassador to Zimbabwe (2016-2018), the Philippines (2010-2013) and Bangladesh (2003-2005). He retired in March 2018 with the rank of Career Minister after more than three decades in the Foreign Service. Ambassador Thomas also served as Executive Secretary and Special Assistant to Secretary Rice, Director General of the Foreign Service, Director for South Asia at the National Security Council and Director of the Operations Center.
Ambassador Thomas speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Bangla. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University. He was the Commencement Speaker at Holy Cross and Loyola University. He is a Trustee of the College of the Holy Cross, the American Academy of Diplomacy, Care for the Homeless and Chairperson of Winter4Kids and is a former Northern Virginia Swimming Official.