A veteran, author, and training specialist, John Guandolo currently provides counterterrorism and threat management consultations as the founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com. John Guandolo also contributes to the military community by supporting The American Legion.
Among its many programs and services, The American Legion maintains Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW), a program that works to help military personnel who are injured, wounded, or ill by giving them comfort items that they wouldn’t usually receive from the government. The American Legion works directly with personnel at warrior transition units and military hospitals to acquire lists of items that injured service members need, including loose-fitting clothing that won’t put pressure on healing wounds, fitness equipment for rebuilding muscle strength, or an iPod to help with tinnitus after an explosion.
Through OCW, the organization has gifted everything from electronics to gift cards to service members at military locations, such as Camp Pendleton and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, around the nation. These gifts are intended to help service members recover, and they also express The American Legion’s gratitude for their service.