Allen West to Speak during CBMC Leadership Series

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West will speak on “Leadership in Troubled Waters” during a CBMC South Florida Leadership Series live Zoom event on Thursday, September 24 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. The series invites people in unique leadership positions to share how business people can lead through biblically-based principles, said Harley Storrings, attorney at law, who hosts the series for CBMC.

The third of four generations of military servicemen in his family, Lt. Col. West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award during his 22 years of service in the United States Army. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.

Formerly a resident of South Florida, West taught history at Deerfield Beach High School for one year and was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District in November of 2010. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts.

Previously Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas and a former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative (BTWI) for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, West was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas in July of 2020, by an overwhelming majority of State delegates.

West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which secures a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to come.

He is a NewsmaxTV Contributor, Senior Fellow of the Media Research Center, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto.

An avid distance runner, West is also a Master SCUBA diver, a motorcyclist, and in his spare time he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers. He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a financial adviser, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, a Board-certified Physician Assistant, and Austen, a software sales consultant.

In additional, Lt. Col. West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. Lt. Col. West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the American Legion, life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Society of the First Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division. He is Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) and Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and Life Member (Benefactor) of the Texas State Rifle Association. Lieutenant Colonel West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is on the Board of Advisors of Amegy Bank, Dallas Region. In 2016, Lt. Col. West was appointed by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

To register for the event, visit southflorida.cbmc.com

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