John Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, who took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat in Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Mr. Guandolo was a combat diver, a military freefall parachutist, and is a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School. In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving at the Washington Field Office where he conducted narcotics investigations domestically and overseas; in 2001, he served for one year as the FBI Liaison to the U.S. Capitol Police investigating threats against the President, Vice-President, Members of Congress, and other high-level government officials. Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Guandolo began an assignment to the Counterterrorism Division of the Washington Field Office working there for over five years and developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, the global Islamic Movement, and myriad terrorist organizations to include Hamas, Al Qaeda, and others. In 2006, Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Course focusing on the Muslim Brotherhood and their subversive movement in the United States, Islamic Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement. Mr. Guandolo currently works advising governments— U.S. and others—on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement. He actively educates members of law enforcement, the intelligence community, military, national guard, key community leaders.