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William D. Murray
Alphom founder, William D. Murray, retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2005, after 40 years of distinguished military and civilian government experience. During his 36 years with the CIA, he rose to the highest levels of the Senior Executive Service, managing operations in varied foreign locations, frequently in times of war and civil strife.
While the main thrust of his career was in the Middle East, Murray also served as the CIA’s field manager for operations in the Balkans and as the senior officer commanding one of the largest and most important facilities in Europe. He also managed
several Washington based units at varying times and at increasing levels of complexity.
He was seconded in the U.S. Senate to assist in creating the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004, which resulted in the largest change in U.S. government structures since the end of World War II.
Murray has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.
His intent in forming Alphom Group LLC was to bring the discipline and understanding of foreign cultures—which characterized his professional career—to international and national business services, in order to provide the highest level of professional response to problem solving.
David W. Hunt is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel with extensive operational experience in counterterrorism, special operations and intelligence operations over nearly 30 years. Colonel Hunt served as Tactical Advisor in Bosnia to facilitate national security information for the Commander as well as coordinate a $350 million national security program. He previously acted as counter-terrorism coordinator to the Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. He has been designated as a terrorism expert in federal court, a consequence of his testimony at many major terrorist trials.
Colonel Hunt received a Masters degree in English Literature from Norwich University and later graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He returned to the Kennedy School as a lecturer after retirement.
Hunt has lectured at the CIA, the FBI, the NSA and Harvard University and has appeared as a military analyst for Fox news for several years.
He is also the author of the New York Times best-selling non-fiction books, “They Just Don’t Get it” and “On the Hunt” as well as several fictional novels.
Eriks Jekabsons was Minister of Interior Affairs of Latvia and deputy Speaker of Parliament. As a worldwide consultant and internationally acclaimed speaker, he advises clients across the globe on global affairs, conflict resolution, safety and security, and policy issues.
Mr. Jekabsons speaks several languages and is an expert in geopolitics, current affairs and safety and security issues in former Soviet Union, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan), Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan), and Russia. He has led conflict resolution efforts in Iraq and Kurdistan.
Eriks also established the first Center for Counter-terrorism in the Baltic States and was Chairman of the Committee of Defense and Internal Affairs, responsible for security for President George W. Bush's visit to Latvia and other international projects in the European Union, Ukraine, and the Middle East.
Mr. Jekabsons has been recognized by The Economist and other international media as the "Latvian Arnold Schwarzenegger." He has also been interviewed and featured by the Chicago Tribune, WGN TV, Daily Herald, and Radio Free Europe. Eriks is a champion boxer and boxing coach and was owner of Eriks Boxing & Fitness in Chicago. Eriks has a 4th degree Black Belt in Martial Arts. There is a book written about his extraordinary life story. He was part of the resistance movement in Latvia, and was for two years in the special forces of the Soviet military. He developed skills in intelligence work and in dealing with crisis situations and conflict resolution.