The National Center for Policy
Analysis welcomed Allen West
as its new President and CEO effective January 2, 2015. West took the post because
he believes it will be policy, not politics that
secures a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and
returning the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to
He is the third of four generations
of military servicemen
in his family. During his 22 year career
in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat
zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious
Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and a Valorous Unit Award. In
1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected
to the United States
Congress, representing Florida's 22nd District. As a member of the 112th
Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was
instrumental in passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
is a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, a Fox News
Contributor, and author of Guardian of
the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom.
West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, and a
motorcyclist, and in his spare time he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee
Lt. Col. West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
life member of the Association of the United States Army, life member of the
National Rifle Association. He has been
recently appointed by Texas Lieutenant Governor Patrick to the Sunset Advisory
Commission. He is married to Dr. Angela
Graham-West and they have two daughters, Aubrey, a graduate student pursuing
her master’s degree and Austen, a college freshman.