The Centennial Institute’s Upcoming Western Conservative Summit

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Holding a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Maryland, John Guandolo studied engineering and became company commander in the first semester of his senior year. Working as vice president of the Strategic Engagement Group in national security, John Guandolo provides analysis and information pertaining to current and potential U.S. threats. He has also served as a board member of the Centennial Institute.

Based in Lakewood, Colorado, the Centennial Institute is a conservative organization that shares ideas about family, faith, and freedom. As part of the Colorado Christian University, the Centennial Institute publishes a monthly newsletter and hosts regular events about current issues and fundamentals.

To be held in July, the Centennial Institute will support the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado. Recognized as the largest assembly of the nation’s conservatives, speakers at the conference will include Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump, along with other influential conservatives and media personalities. The Centennial Institute’s Shining City scholarship recipients can attend the Western Conservative Summit for free.


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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