See my post below for the videos!!!
You will need to fast forward ~five minutes to hear Rep. Allen West (R-FL-22)
Allen West entered active duty on November 1, 1983, at Fort Sill then attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. He then completed airborne training at Fort Benning. West's first assignment was as an airborne infantry company fire support team leader and battalion training officer in the 325th Airborne Battalion Combat Team. He was promoted to captain in 1987 and graduated from the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course. West was next assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, commanding B Battery, 6th Field Artillery Regiment. He was a Battalion Task Force fire support officer for 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment. As a member of the 1st Infantry Division, he participated in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
After redeployment from Kuwait, West served as an Army ROTC instructor at Kansas State University from 1991 to 1994. In January 1995 he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division Support Command as the assistant operations/combat plans officer. West was promoted to major and attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1997. Upon completion, he became operations officer for the 18th Field Artillery Brigade before being assigned as executive officer of the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment. West was an Army exchange officer at the II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune from 1999 to 2002.
He became battalion commander of the 2d Battalion 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division on June 6, 2002. He held this position until his retirement from the Army.