Michael Teague

Michael Teague

Secretary of Energy and Environment

2013 Midcontinent Guest of Honor


Michael Teague is serving as Oklahoma’s first secretary of Energy and Environment.

Prior to his appointment, Teague served in the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years before retiring with the rank of Colonel.

Teague served in many capacities during his time in the Army including commander for the Tulsa District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he was responsible for a civil works program encompassing all of Oklahoma, a large portion of southern Kansas and the panhandle of northern Texas. He oversaw over 700 employees in engineering, construction and operations, as well as an annual budget of $700 million.

Throughout his career, Teague has dealt with power generation and distribution, water desalinization, and environmental impact studies. He has facilitated and negotiated numerous solutions regarding federal and state agencies, tribes, and local stakeholders and has acted as a liaison between the Tulsa District and the United States Congress.

Teague also served in operational assignments in Germany, Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and numerous stateside duty stations. He deployed several times to the Middle East and central Asia including commanding the 52nd Engineer Battalion in Mosul, Iraq in support of the 101st  Airborne Division as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

Teague received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Norwich University.  He also received master’s degrees in operations analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School and in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.