Greg is a retired Foreign Service Officer with 25 years of diplomatic experience. Mr. Hicks currently consults with the U.S. government and U.S. companies. During his diplomatic career, Mr. Hicks served abroad in Libya, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and The Gambia, along with a number of positions in Washington, DC in which he worked on a range of global, regional, and bilateral issues. In his final overseas assignment, Mr. Hicks was Deputy Chief of Mission during the September 11, 2012 tragedy in Benghazi and afterwards stepped forward to tell the truth about that awful night to the American people. Mr. Hicks has received over 20 awards for exemplary service and performance from his employers. He holds Masters Degrees in Applied Economics and Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Bethany College, West Virginia.