New Strides in MS Research

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

John Guandolo is the vice president of Strategic Engagement Group, which earned him the Defender of the Homeland award in 2007. John Guandolo has an interest in contributing to charities and is a supporter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a charity focused on finding a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause severe pain and even blindness and paralysis. The National MS Society makes great strides every year in funding research on the disease.

In 2015, one of the many positive results of the organization’s efforts was the release of the first generic version of the drug Copaxone, a glatiramer acetate injection that is used to treat those with relapsing forms of MS. Distribution of the generic form, known as Glatopa, began in June. The development and distribution of Glatopa will lead to more generics being released in the future, providing individuals who have MS with a less costly form of therapy.


Author: John Guandolo

John Guandolo, a counterterrorism consultant at Strategic Engagement Group, Inc., also contributes his time to the Centennial Institute as a Strategic Threats Consultant. The institute, part of Colorado Christian University, works to promote the public understanding of freedom, family, and faith issues. This is accomplished through research, policy analysis, and seminars and conferences with students, staff, faculty, and outside experts such as John Guandolo. He also co-authored Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II). As Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution at Strategic Engagement Group, John Guandolo assists law enforcement, government, military, and intelligent community leaders on how to prepare for and respond to terrorist threats. Prior to accepting a position with Strategic Engagement Group, he served the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Subject Matter Expert. During his time in this role, he developed the agency's first training course on the threat of Muslim extremism and issues posed by the rise of Islamic law. John Guandolo joined the agency as a Special Agent, where he led SWAT team operations, participated in investigations, and served as an Advanced Capability Medic. His accolades include two Awards for Investigative Excellence, given by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and the Defender of the Homeland Award, given by United States Senators John Kyl and Joe Lieberman. John Guandolo graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and was a Company Commander during his senior year. He is a member of the Force Recon Association, a non-profit fraternal organization that promotes the fellowship of those who have served in military reconnaissance units. John Guandolo also holds membership in the Knights of Columbus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the Order of St. Crispin. He enjoys hiking, competing in triathlons, and camping.

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