Retired Army Officer, Lawyer/Journalist Join Family Research Council Policy Staff

Jun 28, 2010, 15:28 ET from Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced the addition of two experts to FRC's policy team. Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis is the FRC's new Senior Fellow for National Security, and attorney and journalist Ken Klukowski will serve as FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty. Both will work for FRC on a part-time basis.


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Of Maginnis, Perkins said:

"Bob Maginnis is one of America's foremost military analysts and a man who has served our country with great distinction from his days at West Point on. He has led men in war and peace, and has 'boots on the ground' experience with the realities of high-pressure situations.

"Bob's recognized expertise in dealing with military personnel issues, including the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy now under attack by President Obama and his allies in Congress, will enable the Family Research Council to better address the critical need to prevent homosexual conduct within the Armed Forces."

Perkins said of Klukowski:

"For some time, FRC has felt the need to add a distinguished constitutional attorney who has experience in religious liberty issues. Ken fits this description perfectly, and we look forward to partnering with him. As legislation like ENDA seeks to raise homosexuality to a protected status over religious liberty and free speech, FRC will continue to fight those who seek to bring the bedroom into the workplace and the classroom."

Robert Maginnis

Maginnis served in the United States Army, and is an experienced and internationally known expert on national security and foreign affairs. During 2002-2003, he served as a Fox News military analyst. He is a senior strategist with the Department of the Army in the Pentagon working on security cooperation policy and strategy.

Since October of 2002, Col. Maginnis has been a member of the Secretary of Defense's retired military analyst group. In 2007, he became the Executive Director for Checks for Heroes, a non-profit organization that capitalizes programs that help families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a national security and foreign affairs columnist with Human Events, a conservative magazine. He is an analyst for Salem Radio Network and Moody Broadcasting Network, and provides frequent analysis on national security and foreign affairs matters for American Family Radio, USA Radio Network and programs like Prophecy Today. He frequently appears on a variety of broadcast and cable television networks.

Maginnis formerly served as the vice president for policy with FRC before joining BCP. Maginnis received his B.S. from the United States Military Academy (West Point), in 1973 and a M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 1983.

Ken Klukowski

Klukowski is a contributor to many media outlets, including Fox Forum at, and and is a fellow and senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union.

He holds an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame, studied history and political science at Arizona State University and earned his law degree from George Mason University.

Klukowski recently co-authored The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency with FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment Ken Blackwell.

Klukowski has also been published in several law journals, including the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, the New Mexico Law Review and the Yale Law & Policy Review.

SOURCE Family Research Council