Lt. Col. Allen West


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Congressman Allen West (U.S. Army Ret.) (Fl. 22) has lived his life in service to America. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.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 U.S. Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas Air Assault School.

Most Recent Articles by Lt. Col. Allen West:

Congressman Allen West Response to President Barack Obama’s Call for a Two State Solution in Israel

May 20, 2011 — Lt. Col. Allen West

(WASHINGTON)—- Congressman Allen West (FL-22) released this statement today:

“Today’s endorsement by President Barack Obama of the creation of a Hamas-led Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders, signals the most egregious foreign policy decision his administration has made to date, and could be the beginning of the end as we know it for the Jewish state.

Tragedy at Ft Hood

Nov 10, 2009 — Lt. Col. Allen West

This past Thursday 13 American Soldiers were killed and another 30 wounded at a horrific mass shooting at US Army installation, Ft Hood Texas. As I watched in horror and then anger I recalled my two years of final service in the Army as a Battalion Commander at Ft Hood, 2002-2004.

My Recent Trip to Jupiter

Jul 8, 2009 — Lt. Col. Allen West

Greetings everyone and I pray you all enjoyed a fantastic 233rd birthday of our great nation. I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend and perhaps made your voices heard by participating in a local 4th of July tea party.

My week started phenomenally on Monday when I had the chance to attend the Operation Second Chance event in Jupiter, Florida, which honored five of our Wounded Warriors.

Geert Wilders is Right and I say Hannibal is at the Gates

Jun 5, 2009 — Lt. Col. Allen West

There is so much which has occurred since my last missive. Of course we breached the Obama 100 day milestone and all I can say is….Holy Cow Batman!

However, as I sit here pondering my focus for this month I am reminded of a bit of history from ancient Rome. Back after the defeat of the great Carthaginian General Hannibal, Roman parents would use a simple threat when disciplining their wayward children, “Hannibal is at the gates”. There are many issues facing the Obama administration, and I am sick of his “I inherited this” excuse. He should not have run for President if he finds that he is too inept to display visionary leadership.

‘How Did We Get to This Point?’

May 12, 2009 — Lt. Col. Allen West

How did we get to the point where we are told that “only government” can remedy our current economic situation? Last time I checked it was government that placed us in this situation. Our founding fathers guaranteed us the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not the right to happiness. When government made the fateful decision that everyone in America was entitled to own a home this terrible crisis was born.