King's Announces Commencement Speaker
Congressman Allen West to address graduates
The King’s College is pleased to announce The Honorable Allen West as the keynote speaker for the 65th Annual Commencement Exercises.
Congressman 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 in 2010. Throughout his time in Congress, West consistently advocated for policies that would make the United States prosperous, strong and free, in the face of fierce opposition.
"Congressman West's valuable service in the United States Army and in Congress demonstrates the very principles of leadership our faculty teach daily in our lecture halls,” President Andrew Mills said. “He will speak to and inspire the graduating class and all those in attendance to contribute to American society and to lead with principle."
Congressman West received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and earned 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.
West's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Air Assault Badge and the Master Parachutist Badge.
In January 2013, he joined PJ Media as the Director of Next Generation Programming where he is leading the effort to develop new Internet TV shows and other media that can be viewed on NextGeneration.TV starting in February and March 2013.
West has been married to Angela M. Graham since 1989 and they have two teenage daughters.
The 2013 Commencement ceremony will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 11th at Trinity Wall Street Church. The ceremony is open to the public with ticket purchase.
You can find full Commencement details here.
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