Lieutenant Colonel (USA, Ret) Allen West, Member of 112th US Congress, Allen West served 22 years in the U.S. Army before being elected to the House of Representatives by the constituents of Florida’s 22nd district. Throughout his time in Congress, West consistently stood for politics that would make the United States prosperous, strong and free, even when speaking up was not easy. He is a Fox News Contributor and outspoken commentator on his own website allenbwest.com. Congressman West received his Bachelor’s degree while at the University of Tennessee and later went on to earn a Master’s degree from Kansas State University, both in political science. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.