Cornell Teague joins the Alpine Group as a Vice President, after spending seven years as a Professional Staff Member on the House Appropriations Committee, including the last three with the Subcommittee on Defense, in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was the primary staff member responsible for the establishment and oversight of the Department of Defense’s Operation & Maintenance (O&M) accounts, an annual expenditure exceeding $240 billion.

In that capacity, Cornell was responsible for the funding and oversight of the Department’s and the Services’ operational expenditures.  This included conducting the review and oversight of the programs, projects and activities associated with all operational expenses, including weapons systems sustainment; depot maintenance for aircraft, ships, tactical vehicles, and munitions; IT and electronic systems sustainment.  This took him to the Middle East, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, the Korean Peninsula, Ukraine, throughout the European continent, aircraft carriers at sea and several other places where the United States Military has an enduring presence, providing him with uncommon insight into the unique convergence between our Nation’s national security and fiscal policy objectives.

Before joining the Defense Subcommittee, Cornell worked for the House Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee, focusing primarily on cybersecurity and transportation security.  He has also worked in The White House, serving President George W. Bush at the Homeland Security Council and USA Freedom Corps.

Cornell holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and received his Master of Business Administration at George Mason University with an Executive Focus in National Security.  He recently participated in 114th Congress’ John C. Stennis Fellows Program for Public Service, a selective, bipartisan, bicameral leadership program for senior-level staff in the U.S. Congress.

Cornell is an occasional angler and a frequent runner, having participated in many organized races, including the Marine Corps Marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Army Ten-Miler, G.W. Parkway Classic, and too many Turkey Trots to recount.  In addition to long runs, he enjoys short lines, hard facts, soft landings, and time spent with family. He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife and two children.