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CHAIR, UH YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FOR POLITICAL ACTION
PAST STUDENT REGENT, UH SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS
ATTORNEY, BUZBEE LAW FIRM
Andrew Cobos is an attorney at the Buzbee Law Firm, where he specializes in personal injury litigation. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He was commissioned as a U.S. Army officer, and held positions as Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Unit Mentor and Trainer. As a lieutenant, Andrew conducted security operations with the Secret Service for the President and Air Force One. He also deployed twice to combat in Iraq, where he planned and led security operations during the Iraqi Constitutional Referendum and the Iraqi National Elections. Andrew supervised specialized training and equipment maintenance for over 200 Iraqi police officers and over 100 special operations officers in hostage rescue, terrorism prevention, and combat operations. During his second tour, Andrew was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Andrew later earned his law degree and MBA from the University of Houston. During that time, he was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the University of Houston System Board of Regents to provide policy guidance for the four universities in the University of Houston System. Andrew was most recently appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Veterans Land Board, where he helps govern the operations of a Texas governmental agency that administers Veteran’s benefits. Andrew’s term expires in 2018.
Andrew is very active in the Houston community and has been recognized by the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce as “One of Five Outstanding Young Texans,” by the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce as “One of Five Outstanding Young Houstonians,” by the Houston Business Journal as one of the top "40 under 40" professionals, and by the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge as its 2015 George Washington Honor Medal honoree.