John Guandolo

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About John Guandolo

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and former active duty Marine, John Guandolo brings more than two decades of experience to his current position as the Founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com (UTT) an organization devoted to defeating America’s enemies at home and abroad. UTT, which maintains headquarters in Vienna, Virginia, offers a wide range of education and training programs for government representatives, military leaders, and law enforcement officers to help counteract the threat from Islamic jihadists. In his leadership role with UTT, John Guandolo advises local, state and national leaders on current threats to the United States.

John Guandolo graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Prior to creating UTT, Mr. Guandolo spent several years conducting Strategic Threat analysis for the Department of Defense, and spent more than a decade as an FBI agent in the bureau’s Washington, D.C., field office prior to that. Previously, he served as an officer with the United States Marine Corps.

Considered one of the leading experts on the threat to the United States from the Global Islamic Movement, Mr. Guandolo just released his latest book, Raising a Jihadi Generation, detailing the Muslim Brotherhood's network in the U.S. which trains, supports, and prepares jihadis right here on American soil.

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