Guandolo Associates LLC was founded in 2012 by John Guandolo. John is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who served nearly seven (7) years as an active duty Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served in 2d Battalion, 2d Marines in combat operations in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, and with 2d Force Reconnaissance Compay as a Unit Leader and Assistant Operations Officer.
In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine
Corps and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving at the
Washington Field Office. From 1996-2000,
he primarily 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 on 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 FBI’s Washington Field
Office developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, the
global Islamic Movement, and a myriad of terrorist organizations to include
Hamas, Al Qaeda, and others. In 2006, Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the
FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program focusing on the
Muslim Brotherhood and their subversive movement in the United States, Islamic
Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement.
He was designated a “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters. This course was hailed as “groundbreaking” by
the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director in a brief to the Vice President’s
National Security Staff. For his
efforts, in 2007 Mr. Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland”
Award by U.S. Senators John Kyl and Joseph Lieberman on behalf of the Center
for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.
While in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo
received two (2) United States Attorney’s Awards for Investigative Excellence.
Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team
for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent, and
served in a variety of assignments in that capacity. Mr. Guandolo was a Nationally Registered
Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an “Advanced Capability Medic”
with the FBI. His career has included
significant overseas travel to include many areas of Africa, Southwest Asia,
Europe and elsewhere. In his last year
and a half in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo served on a Surveillance Unit.
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
advises members of Congress, law enforcement, the intelligence community,
military, National Guard, key community leaders, and others. He is an adjunct instructor at the Joint
Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, and is one of the authors
of the “Shariah – The Threat to America,” the first comprehensive book on the
threat from the Islamic Movement in the U.S.
He has appeared on television and radio, and regularly publishes
articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets.