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  West, Allen B.
NameAllen B. West
, Texas , United States
Born February 07, 1961 (60 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 01, 2017 06:36pm
Tags Black - Army - Straight -
InfoLieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school for one year. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.

Allen West received his Bachelors degree from University of Tennessee and Masters degree from Kansas State University, both in political science. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.

“Education is the great equalizer,” he says. “With a good education, any child in America can live his dream.”

Allen West knows that for our children to live their dreams, they need to be safe. He has served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and in Afghanistan, where he trained Afghan officers to take on the responsibility of securing their own country.

In his Army career, Col. West has been honored many times, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps Assault School. He proudly wears the Army Master parachutist badge, Air Assault badge, Navy/Marine Corps parachutist insignia, Italian parachutist wings, and German proficiency badge (Bronze award).

Allen is an avid distance runner, a PADI Master certified SCUBA diver, motorcyclist, and attends Community Christian Church in Tamarac Florida.

Excellence is a West family tradition. His wife, Angela, holds an MBA and PhD. and works as a financial planner. His oldest daughter, Aubrey, attends Archbishop McCarthy HS and his youngest daughter, Austen, attends Cooper City Christian Academy.


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10/25/2012-10/26/2012 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)

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Apr 21, 2015 06:00pm Speech Allen West Connects Football Injuries to Lack of School Prayer  Article RP 
Sep 26, 2013 03:35pm General Allen West Reportedly Loses His Job Over a Politically Incorrect Slur  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 21, 2013 07:00pm News Allen West on ‘bored’ teen murderers: ‘Who will President Obama identify with in this case?’  Article Scott³ 
Aug 07, 2012 12:40pm General Allen West Sends Chick-Fil-A To Black Caucus Meeting And Offends Everyone, Says Dem Rep  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 08, 2012 03:25pm Idiocy Tea Party Rep. Allen West: Social Security Is 'A Form of Modern, 21st Century Slavery'  Article Craverguy 
May 11, 2012 11:00am Idiocy Allen West on LGBT workplace discrimination: ‘That don’t happen’ in the U.S.  Article Craverguy 

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