Alex Cornell du Houx was elected to the Maine State Legislature and served on the Energy Utilities and Technology and Legal and Veterans Affairs committees. He won the REED award for the best national Public Affairs Campaign for his work founding Operation Free, a coalition of veterans combating climate change. Alex participated and led State Department delegations to Southeast Asia to foster government-to-government relations, is a Huffington Post blogger, a Kentucky Colonel, a senior advisor to the Veterans Campaign, a member of the Global Advisory Council for the American Veteran’s Committee, Partner with the Truman National Security Project and founded the Maine New Leaders Council. His value based communications trainings are requested worldwide. He served in the Marine Corps infantry for seven years, is currently a Public Affairs Officer with the Navy Reserve and consults for businesses, nonprofits, elected officials and candidates.
It may surprise you to learn that the current G.I. Bill has depreciated so much that it doesn’t even cover half the cost of an in-state public university. When I joined the Marines in 2002, I didn’t rely on the educational benefits as advertised because I knew Congress has yet to fulfill the original promise of the G.I. Bill in modern-day terms – to provide full educational benefits to every service member…. Read More
This week, there are two compelling reasons for me to write this post. As an Iraq War veteran, watching Charles Ferguson’s documentary, No End in Sight, left me frustrated at those such as Donald Rumsfeld whose arrogance cost American and Iraqi lives. As an officer in the College Democrats of America, the GAO’s report stating that Iraq has hardly made any political progress left me again questioning a flawed and failing policy…. Read More
Chief of Navy Reserve visits Sailors in Bahrain http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=78449 Story Number: NNS131226-01Release Date: 12/26/2013 9:18:00 AM A A A By Lt. j.g. Alex Cornell de Houx and Ensign David Copley, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs U.S. NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (NNS) — Chief of Navy Reserve, commander, Navy Reserve Force, arrived in Bahrain Dec. 22, as part of a region-wide trip to thank mobilized Sailors for… Read More