Captain Jonathan Dobbs is the Project Director for the American Constitutional Rights Union’s Committee to Support and Defend. The ACRU Committee to Support and Defend represents former members of the U.S. military who strongly believe that their pledge to support and defend the Constitution has no expiration date.
Formerly, Captain Dobbs served as an Active Duty Chaplain in the United States Air Force, advising leaders on spiritual, ethical, moral, morale, and religious accommodation issues within their units. Prior to his Active-Duty Chaplaincy career, he entered the United States Air Force in 1997 as a Crew Chief on the F-16 Falcon. Soon after he was commissioned in the Air Force in 2002 through ROTC at the University of Georgia as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. In 2008 he transferred to the Reserves while completing his MDiv to prepare for full time Ministry. After which, he transitioned to IRR for a seven-year term of pastoral training and missionary service in South Asia. In 2016, he was endorsed and re-appointed into the Air Force Reserves as a Protestant Chaplain. He served as the Deputy Wing Chaplain for a Combat Search and Rescue Unit along with being a full-time missionary in South Florida. Captain Dobbs was awarded Chaplain of the Year for the Air Force Reserves in 2019, and soon after was selected from the Reserves for active-duty military service. In that role he delivered ministry for 1,200 yearly worldwide aerial refueling and special airlift missions of the United States and their other collation partners. In 2021, in his final assignment he served as a Chaplain for Pope Army Air Field in support of the 82nd Airborne.
In the middle of Captain Dobbs’ military service, his career transitioned to calling when he was accepted to seminary with his first ministry assignment in North India working with unreached, unengaged people groups as a church planter trainer for three years. Once he and his family returned in 2014, he accepted a position as a Missions pastor for two years. Then in 2016 he and his family raised funds and joined a missionary team in south FL focused on outreach, discipleship and leader development.
Captain Dobbs graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Consumer Economics and received a Master’s of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Jonathan has also received a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He most recently completed Clinical Pastoral Education.
Chairman and Committee Senior Advisor
Colonel Frank Bragg
Colonel Frank Burton Bragg, Jr. retired from the United States Army in 2003, after serving on active duty for 27 years. Colonel Bragg commanded intelligence units at the brigade/group, battalion, and company levels, and served as Director of Intelligence at many different echelons, including positions as the Senior Intelligence Officer at Multi-National, Joint, Combined, Strategic, Operational, and Tactical levels around the world. His assignments include: 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, and 18th Airborne Corps. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and over 20 other awards. Frank is a Senior Parachutist and Jumpmaster. He is married to his high school sweetheart; they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, five granddaughters, five grandsons, a grandson-in-law, and are expecting their first great-grandson very soon. A devout Christian, Colonel Bragg’s love for America and Jesus Christ is present in all of his endeavors.
Executive Director and Committee Founding Chairman
Lt. Col. Allen B. West (ret.)
Lt. Col. Allen West (ret.) is the Executive Director of the American Constitutional Rights Union and ACRU Action Fund. He is a constitutional conservative, combat veteran, and former member of the U.S. Congress.
Lt. Col. West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993, he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. He is also a former commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard.
In November 2010, West was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees.
West is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas, Texas, and a former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative (BTWI) for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. In July of 2020, Mr. West was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas by an overwhelming majority of State delegates.
Lt. Col. West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, and in his spare time, he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers. He is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of the American Legion, a life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Society of the First Infantry Division, the 4th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division. He is Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) of the National Rifle Association and Life Member (Benefactor) of the Texas State Rifle Association. West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Lt. Col. West is the author of three books: Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom; Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death; and We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto.
He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a financial adviser, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, a Board-certified Physician Assistant, and Austen, a nursing assistant. He is also the proud grandfather of grandson, Jaxton.
Flag Officers 4 America Director
Major General Joe Arbuckle
Major General Joe Arbuckle entered in the Army as a private in 1969 after graduating Western State College. Following completion of Officer Candidate School as a combat engineer, he was deployed to Vietnam as an Infantry Lieutenant. Arbuckle commanded units at every rank from Lieutenant to Major General including two combat commands (Vietnam and Kuwait). Throughout his long army career, the Major General was motivated by the challenges, variety of jobs, responsibilities, and most of all – the soldiers.
Major General Arbuckle has received numerous awards and decorations including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, 3 Bronze Stars – one for Valor, 6 Legions of Merit, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with 2 silver stars, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.
Married for 38 years, the Arbuckles have two children.
American Constitutional Rights Union President & CEO
Lori Roman is the President & CEO of the American Constitutional Rights Union. Her diverse career encompasses the realms of business, non-profit, government and academia.
For over a decade, Ms. Roman served as president of the Salt Institute, a global industry trade association. She is also the former Executive Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a public policy organization of legislators. In the administration of President George W. Bush, she served as the Deputy Director of the White House Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the Director of School Choice at the U.S. Department of Education.
Ms. Roman began her career in management at General Motors and spent six years as an adjunct professor teaching business and ethics while raising her children. She has also assisted many businesses and non-profits as a consultant.
An accomplished speaker and writer, Ms. Roman has been featured in many major media outlets. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Administration.