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Colonel B. Wayne Quist, USAF (Ret), "Director. Colonel Quist has a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota plus advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and The National War College in Washington, D.C., specializing in the Middle East. While serving in Washington, DC, he worked in The Pentagon, later directed the Air Force AWACS program, and led the first deployment of AWACS into Saudi Arabia in 1980 following the Iranian revolution. After retiring from the Air Force as a full colonel (O-6), he headed a Fortune 500 company’s Europe and Middle East operations from Brussels, Belgium. Colonel Quist is currently a partner with an investment banking firm specializing in the sale and recapitalization of privately held companies and serves on several boards of directors. He is the author of several publications and articles in the field of radical, militant Islamism, national security policy, and American history, and coauthored Winning the War on Terror: A Triumph of American Values with Dr. David Drake in 2005 and The Triumph of Democracy Over Militant Islamism in 2006. Colonel Quist has been featured as a popular speaker on the ideology of al Qaida and recently lectured at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum." [1]

  • Director, Center for Democracy & Human Rights in Saudi Arabia


  1. Directors, Center for Democracy & Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, accessed May 18, 2008.