The Reagan Ranch Roundtable is a monthly luncheon that typically attracts 175-200 top student activists, Foundation supporters and local conservative allies.
In the past, these events have included leading Conservative voices, including Governors Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal, Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Victor Davis Hanson, Ambassador John Bolton, Dr. Robert George, Michelle Malkin and others.
Today’s special roundtable featured LCOL Allen West for the Young Americas Foundation.
About Lieutenant Colonel Allen West:
Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. 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: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan. He 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.
After his retirement from the Army in 2004, Allen taught high school for a year before returning to Afghanistan as a civilian military adviser to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
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