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Allen West

National Center for Policy Analysis
President & CEO
Allen West is President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes that policy, not politics, will secure a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for coming generations.
West 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. Allen was elected to the United States Congress in 2010, representing Florida's 22nd District. He sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passing the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. West is a Fox News Contributor and a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research.