Allen West is the third of four generations of military members in his family. During his twenty-two-year Army career he commanded troops and deployed to several combat zones. He was elected to Congress in 2010, representing the 22nd district of Florida for one term. He lives with his family in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Simon Warwick-Smith worked as both a field exploration geologist and mining geologist in Australia and now heads Warwick Associates, a book consulting and publicity firm.