Executive Director of Committee to Support and Defend

Matthew Lohmeier

Matthew Lohmeier is the Executive Director of the ACRU’s Committee to Support and Defend, a NewsmaxTV contributor, and author of the bestselling book Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.

His book Irresistible Revolution was published in May 2021, at which time Matt was a respected active-duty commander in the newly formed US Space Force. For publishing and speaking about his book, then-Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier was relieved of his command and subjected to an Inspector General investigation launched from the Pentagon. He subsequently joined the nation’s biggest media personalities to discuss the proliferation of Marxist-rooted critical race theory (CTR) in the military and its divisive impact on the force and mission. Matt separated from active duty on September 1, 2021, and is now a highly sought public speaker and private consultant on matters of Marxist ideology and tactics, CRT, the betterment of military culture, and the preservation of our liberties.

A 2006 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Matt began his active-duty military career as a pilot, flying over 1,200 hours in the T-38 as an instructor pilot followed by flying the F-15C. After flying, he cross-trained into space operations and gained expertise in space-based missile warning. Matt promoted two years below the zone to lieutenant colonel, graduated at the top of his classes earning him the distinguished graduate (DG) award at four different Air Force schools, and served as aide-de-camp for a four-star general for one year. In October 2020, he transferred into the United States Space Force and was placed in command of a space-based missile warning squadron in Colorado.

Matt has two master’s degrees—a master’s in military operational art and science, and a Master of Philosophy in military strategy from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), considered by many the Defense Department’s premier strategy school.

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.

Committee Founding Chairman

Lt. Col. Allen B. West

Lt. Col. West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which secures a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to come.

He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22- year career in the United States 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.

In November of 2010, Allen 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 and was instrumental in passage of the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts.

He is a NewsmaxTV Contributor, Senior Fellow of the Media Research Center, and author of 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 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 and overwhelming majority of State delegates.

West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, a motorcyclist, and in his spare time he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers.

Lt. Col. West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. Lt. Col. West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the American Legion, life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Society of the First Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division. He is Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) and Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and Life Member (Benefactor) of the Texas State Rifle Association. Lieutenant Colonel West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is on the Board of Advisors of Amegy Bank, Dallas Region. In 2016, Lt. Col. West was appointed by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

Partners

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

Lori Roman

Lori Roman is the President of the American Constitutional Rights Union. Her diverse career exemplifies her expertise in management, public policy, strategic planning, and public relations. She is the former President of the Salt Institute, an industry trade association. She is also the former Executive Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a public policy organization of state legislators, members of U.S. Congress, and British and European Parliaments. Formerly, she served as the Deputy Director/Chief of Staff of the White House Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education, where she was responsible for strategic planning and management of resources to achieve the goals outlined in the President’s Management Agenda. She also served as the Director of School Choice and Senior Advisor on Family Educational Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. She began her career in management at General Motors and she has also assisted many businesses and non-profits as a consultant over many years.

An accomplished speaker and writer, Ms. Roman has been featured in many major radio and television outlets, as well as magazines and newspapers. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Administration.