Join us for this rare opportunity to watch and hear directly from one of the DEA’s most decorated agents and a renowned international expert on drug trafficking and terrorism. Michael S. Vigil has served around the world; and he has developed several international programs, including “Operation Containment” affecting 25 countries including Afghanistan, and “Centers for Drug Intelligence” a program that allows most countries in the world to share information about illicit drugs.
Michael S. Vigil is a 31-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He served as the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Caribbean and San Diego Divisions. He was also the Chief of International Operations responsible for all offices worldwide, which included Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. He served in Mexico for 13 years and in Colombia for over 3 years.
Mr. Vigil appears regularly on TV and in the press. He is the author of “DEAL,” a book that recounts his dangerous career as an undercover agent for the DEA, and two novels. Mr. Vigil was born and raised in the Española Valley of New Mexico and graduated from Española High School. He graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a degree in criminology/police science.