A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, John Guandolo served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps for seven years, participating in operations such as Desert Storm and Desert Shield. John Guandolo received his education at the United States Naval Academy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Naval_Academy>, graduating in 1989 with a B.S. in Engineering, at which point he accepted his commission to the Marine Corps. Now recognized as an expert in potential threats to national security, John Guandolo advises government officials in his position as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution at Strategic Engagement Group, Inc.

Following his tenure as an Officer in the Marine Corp, John Guandolo resigned his commission to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his 12-plus years as an FBI Agent, he contributed to the Counterterrorism Division, laying the foundation for his future career in identifying homeland security threats. His dedication earned him two Awards for Investigative Excellence from the United States Attorneys’ Office, as well as the Defender of the Homeland Award from the Center for Security Policy. John Guandolo also created a counterterrorism training course, the first of its kind in the FBI.

Continuing his focus on the threat of terrorism, John Guandolo writes and speaks about the dangers that he believes the Muslim Brotherhood presents to our society. Among other news sources, the National Review Online and The Washington Times quote John Guandolo's expert opinions. His research has also seen publication in Shariah: The Threat to America: An Exercise in Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II), a book in which he details the dangers of Islamic Jihad and the subversive work of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.

John Guandolo <http://bigsight.org/john_guandolo> belongs to numerous professional organizations, including The American Legion, the U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon Association, the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, and the Knights of Columbus. The Centennial Institute also counts him among its fellows. John Guandolo's hobbies cover an equally diverse range of interests, from hiking, camping, and running to playing acoustic guitar. He has even produced his own CD with his acoustic rock band, Blue Daze.

John Guandolo
Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center
for Security Policy, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research,
and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Canadian Mackenzie Institute. In
2016, she was named to Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign national
security advisory team. Since 2013, she has served as a member of the
Citizens Commission on Benghazi. Formerly Vice President of the Intelligence
Summit, she was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence
Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies,
Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has
served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of
defense firms. She was named a 2011 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
Already an advisor to EMP Act America, in February 2012 Ms. Lopez was
named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland
Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) threat to the
nation. She serves as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the
Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the United West, and
the Voice of the Copts. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer
on counterterrorism, national defense, and international relations at Georgetown
University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on
subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published
books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise
of the Iran Lobby <http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p17907.xml?genre_id=
3> and co-author/editor of the Center’s Team B II study, “Shariah: The Threat to
America” as well as The Tiger Team's "The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan
for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement." She co-authored “Gulen and the
Gulenist Movement” with CSP’s Vice President for Outreach, Christopher
Holton, and “See No Shariah: ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and the
Disarming of America’s First Line of Defense” with Frank Gaffney, CSP
Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame
College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School
of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School
(OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a military commission to join the
Clare M. Lopez
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